Nov 10, 2020
By Jane Brown
Two in three Canadians say they would support a curfew if the pandemic becomes serious enough.
An online survey by Leger and the Association for Canadian Studies reveals 67 per cent of Canadians would back a temporary nighttime curfew from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. to curb the spread of COVID-19 in dire circumstances.
However, enthusiasm from respondents varied widely by age, with young people less inclined to support an overnight curfew.
Leger Vice-President Christian Bourque says Canadians’ receptiveness to stricter COVID-19 measures stands in stark contrast to waves of resistance in the United States, and stems from deeply rooted differences in national character.