Feb 09, 2021
By Jane Brown
Half of Canadians are not buying the often repeated promise from Prime Minister Justin Trudeau that “we will get everyone vaccinated by September.”
According to a new Nanos Research survey, 50 percent of respondents either believe or somewhat believe that all Canadians will be able to receive a vaccine by September, while 47 percent do not believe or somewhat do not believe in the timeline.
“When they hear promises like this, they’re a bit skeptical,” explains pollster Nik Nanos during a conversation with CTV News, “And the other thing is we’re still very early in the vaccination process. It’ll be interesting to see what happens in the next 30, 60, 90 days to see whether people are more confident in hitting that target that the prime minister has put out there.”
Nanos also says provincial rollouts of the vaccine are getting only a slightly higher rating on performance.
The Nanos poll also finds strong support for new tougher travel measures.
Nine-in-10 Canadians support mandatory COVID-19 testing for international travellers arriving in Canada.
And seven-in-ten support the temporary suspension of direct flights by Canadian carriers to sun destinations such as the Caribbean and Mexico.