Three Quarters of Canadians Agree With Shutting Down Most Businesses If Second Wave Hits: Poll

Canadians would largely support shutting down most businesses if the second wave of COVID-19 occurs, poll results suggest. A new Ipsos poll indicates that 75 percent of Canadians agree with shutting down most non-essential businesses quickly in the event of a second wave, with 37 percent strongly agreeing and 38 percent somewhat agreeing. The survey, conducted between Sept. 11 and Sept. 14, found that about three-quarters of the respondents expected their communities to be hit with a second wave this fall, with 85 percent of Alberta residents the most likely to believe that will be the case, followed by Ontario residents (78 percent), Quebec (77 percent), British Columbia (74 percent), Saskatchewan and Manitoba (69 percent), and Atlantic Canada (65 percent). On Sept. 17, Chief Public Health Officer Dr. Theresa said in a statement that the upswing of new COVID-19 cases is a “cause for concern.” “An average of 779 new …Read More