COVID-19 handling plagues Kenney, Pallister; Ford recovers, Legault continues to receive praise
August 13, 2021 – Canadians continue to cope with the complications brought on by COVID-19, which is surging across the country – with few regional exceptions.
Amidst rising concern, provincial governments are taking significantly different approaches to managing this fourth wave, prompting significantly different reactions from their respective constituents.
New data from the non-profit Angus Reid Institute finds the approach of Quebec Premier Francois Legault most aligned with what Quebecers want to see, including the introduction of vaccine passports for public spaces – set to be mandated in September.
The same alignment is not found in Alberta and Manitoba, where more than three-in-five residents each say their respective premiers have done a poor job handling the pandemic. Notably, each province has recently removed all COVID-19 restrictions.