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The majority of Canadians polled in a Maru public opinion survey said they don’t want to see their unvaccinated friends penalized for their medical choices. But more than a quarter of them said they should be, and thrown in jail.

The survey — which polled 1,506 people — examined general Canadian opinion towards the population of unvaccinated citizens in the country.

The survey introduction describes the measures being polled as possibilities “that might be used to more forcibly encourage them to get the jab.”

The study asked if unvaccinated citizens should serve up to five days in jail sentences for not taking the vaccine and 73% of participants said that was unacceptable, and 27% answered lock ’em up.

Opinion on refusing the unvaccinated access to any publicly funded hospital/medical

services were found as 63% unacceptable and 37% acceptable.

When polled about refusing to renew driver’s licences of the unvaccinated, 67% said unacceptable and 33% said they were fine with it.

So far, 90.57% of Canadians 12 and older have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine as of Jan. 8, 2022.

Ewa Sudyk is a reporter with the Western Standard

Reporter (Alberta)

Ewa Sudyk is an Alberta Reporter for the Western Standard and Alberta Report based in the Calgary Headquarters, and the Finance & Administration Manager for Western Standard New Media Corp.

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