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Poll shows Canadians will avoid non-vaccinated friends

The study also revealed that three in ten Canadians are more anxious than excited to return to pre-pandemic activities.

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Canadians are now getting more than just physical side effects from COVID-19 vaccinations.

An Angus Reid poll out Wednesday shows more than half of Canadians who opted to become immunized during the COVID-19 pandemic are “unlikely” to spend time with those who remain unvaccinated.

The study surveyed Canadians who received at least one dose of vaccine, and 53% of them said they won’t likely be spending time with those who haven’t been immunized.

Results seem split in terms of people’s views towards whether it is gauche or not to ask others about their vaccination status. More than half of those surveyed who have received at least one vaccine dose claim “it’s perfectly fine to ask someone about their vaccination status.”

But three-quarters of those opting out of any dose of the vaccine said asking whether they’ve been immunized, especially in the case of strangers, is inappropriate.

Age seems to be playing a factor, as almost two-thirds of young Canadians aged 18 to 34 say “as long as they are personally protected through vaccination they’ll socialize with unvaccinated people” according to the Angus Reid study.

That’s compared against a majority of Canadians over the age of 65 saying they’re likely going to avoid those who haven’t opted to be vaccinated.

The study also revealed three in 10 Canadians are more anxious than excited to return to pre-pandemic activities, with two-thirds of Canadians (67%) supporting the idea of a vaccine passport for large events in their provinces.

Ontario Premier Doug Ford and Premier Jason Kenney of Alberta have said they will not bring in vaccine passports.

Despite this, 69% of Ontarians and 52% of Albertans are still in favour of a vaccine passport.

Jackie Conroy is a reporter for the Western Standard
jconroy@westernstandardonline.com

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23 Comments

  1. Josh

    July 22, 2021 at 3:12 pm

    Here I am trying to do the opposite. Comfort the minds of those scared to go near people that decided to take the jab.

  2. Susan Grant

    July 22, 2021 at 10:19 am

    If you ask me, then BE prepared I amgoing to ask you about EVERY contagious germ you carry and your vax and heath status on ALL. I asked my family not because I was afraid for myself BUT because I did not want to further expose them to anything during extreme exposure! My sisters told me MY daughter to me its none of my business.

  3. Left Coast

    July 22, 2021 at 9:22 am

    This Poll is just soooooooo Canadian . . . lol

    Who else but the Dumb Canooks would be scared after receiving the Experimental Vaccine that is supposed to protect them up to 90%? Obviously you didn’t believe the Govt hype!

    These are the same Dumb Canooks that thought a Never had a Real Job Candidate would make a great Prime Minister.

    The reality is . . . likely 25 to 30% of Canadians have Natural Immunity from coming in contact with the Wuhan Virus in the last 18+ months. According to Stanford Drs. this is far better than the Vaccine. Now we are seeing Vaccinated people coming down with Covid . . . some of the Vaccines don’t last as long as they assumed.

    I have lost friends because of the Vaccine too . . . they got the shot & died!

  4. Charmaine Loewen

    July 22, 2021 at 9:19 am

    So let me get this clarified in my mind. People get jabbed because they believe it will protect them from a virus, but they avoid people who don’t get jabbed because they don’t trust this jab to protect them from the virus? I’m confused.

  5. CLAY STOWELL

    July 22, 2021 at 9:18 am

    I only received the “jab” so I can visit my extended family in the US. I do visit with non-vac. friends and do not feel anxious.

  6. Mrs. Bark

    July 22, 2021 at 8:56 am

    Who paid for the poll? That is the question. Angus Reid does not do the poll without being paid. Figure out who is behind this and the answer will follow.

  7. David

    July 22, 2021 at 7:12 am

    I took a poll. 100 % of the people polled dismissed Angus Reid as statist propagandists.

    Honestly, 100% of those respondent’s were having morning coffee at the time the poll was taken, so you may reasonably dismiss the results as fresh out of bed crankiness.

  8. K

    July 22, 2021 at 7:08 am

    @PENNY4YOURTHOUHTS Absolutely, it’s all BS. Polls are used as weapons in the information war we are currently in, to demoralize those of us who are not brainwashed, and sway the opinions of the fence sitters.

    We’ve seen how they manipulated the death counts, the cases counts, why do we have any reason to believe this many actually desire the vaccine, segregation, or vaccine passports? It’s all propaganda.

    They are trying to create a false reality—and, for the stupidest of us it is working—But we’re not all as stupid as they think we are. Polls like this would not exist if there was broad consensus.

  9. RussG

    July 22, 2021 at 7:03 am

    Good. I have already had tiffs with relatives over this. If people were stupid enough to get the jab without proper research and wanting to ignore all the verified evidence that is out there, then I don’t want to associate any more with you either. I would rather be friends with intelligent people.

    And please, you jabbers, please stay away from me. I don’t want you shedding all those spike proteins infecting me and my friends.

    But, I will probably attend your funerals.

  10. Mars Hill

    July 22, 2021 at 12:26 am

    that’s what i call a blessing in disguise

  11. Cath

    July 21, 2021 at 11:50 pm

    Great news that the ‘vaxed’ will avoid the ‘unvaxxed’. First of all, it’s not a vaccine; it’s an experimental gene therapy injection. Evidence is mounting that those who have been injected are likely transmitting the toxic spike protein to those who haven’t been injected with the result that those who are not injected are experiencing symptoms. The not injected crowd should be very relieved that the spike protein makers want to stay clear of them.

  12. Can’tfixstupid

    July 21, 2021 at 10:17 pm

    Angus Reid, absolutely 100% bought and paid for by the corrupt liberal government!! Pretty sure all the polling agencies are controlled by trudeau, if that waste of skin said the sun would not rise tomorrow I’m positive the polls would reflect that.

  13. Adam Bartlett

    July 21, 2021 at 8:16 pm

    There was a poll from a few months ago saying that 85% of Canadians wanted a vaccine passport. That was untrue. This poll is also not true. MSM polls are done to manipulate public opinion not to understand it. They poll specific regions that favor their bias.

  14. John Lankers

    July 21, 2021 at 7:22 pm

    I can not believe how stupefied people (in most developed nations) have become, when buying a computer or car they do research to make an informed purchasing decision but in the case of the rona they blindly trust the most corrupt government in human history and the WHO.
    I’m starting to understand how the Nazis managed to manipulate one of the most educated people in the world to fall in line with their evil goals. May God be on our side!

  15. Hrant setrakian

    July 21, 2021 at 6:22 pm

    More like the damn opposite, I’ve upped my doses of vitamins just to feel safe in public from being around people experimenting with their lives with these criminal shots. If anything us unvaccinated with gene therapy need to keep away from these spike protein variant spreaders.

  16. Hrant setrakian

    July 21, 2021 at 6:16 pm

    More like the damn opposite, I’ve upped my doses of vitamins just to feel safe in public from being around people experimenting with their lives with these criminal shots. If anything is unvaccinated with gene therapy need to keep away from these spike protein variant spreaders.

  17. francis witzel

    July 21, 2021 at 5:19 pm

    I agree with all of these comments, shows you who reads this paper , the informed

  18. berta baby

    July 21, 2021 at 4:31 pm

    whats that song say … you find out who your friends are… lol also do any of these double digit IQ people understand the concept of vaccination? you do that to protect …. wait for it…. YOUR SELF. wow huh, so if you take the experiment your fine and if you decide not to hang out with the non vaccinated GOOD after your done staying in your home go fleck your self

  19. j n

    July 21, 2021 at 4:22 pm

    The cities are cesspools of morons

  20. Penny4YourThouhts

    July 21, 2021 at 3:29 pm

    Does anyone believe polls? Has no one learned yet that these stats are paid for PROPAGANDA? Does anyone think that 52% of Alberta has suddenly become socialist? If so, then the brainwashing campaign has been far more successful than I thought.

  21. Andrew Red Deer

    July 21, 2021 at 3:11 pm

    Watch the lawsuits start to fly…. announced yesterday 50,000 dead from vaccines in the USA alone. Billion dollar lawsuits coming. If you were part of the problem, find a good lawyer.

  22. Matt C

    July 21, 2021 at 1:52 pm

    Everyone who is seriously concerned about catching the Wuhan cold, should get the vaccine and then shut-up about it.
    If the vaccine works, they’re protected.

  23. KC

    July 21, 2021 at 1:49 pm

    What the heck is wrong with people?? Does no one remember Nazi Germany and the requirement for “papers” to be able to do things and eventually get jobs etc…? Vaccine passports are a BAD IDEA!! Plus this idiocy of not hanging out with unvaccinated people is mind boggling. The risk is MOSTLy to the unvaccinated person as to whether they could potentially get sick. If the vaccine is as good as the media and the government says no one who has been vaccinated will ever need to worry.

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SLOBODIAN: First you lose your guns, then your freedoms

Armed citizens are a deterrent to politicians and bureaucrats hankering to subdue and control the masses, stripping them of basic freedoms.

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The day the Aussies gave up their guns triggered the beginning of the end of their liberty.

Now the land Down Under is a full-blown police state. Proud, strong, free, productive Australia is gone. 

This harsh, bitter transformation should be a warning to nations still clinging to the God, guns, and freedoms the hard-core left deeply despises.

Aussies protesting totalitarian COVID-19 restrictions, the harshest in the free world, are fighting a seemingly hopeless battle for basic rights and freedoms by pelting rocks, bottles, golf balls, and batteries against heavily armed riot police.

It was a sad day in Melbourne Wednesday when police were ordered to fire rubber bullets into a crowd of 400 protesters, then arrested about 200 who face hefty $5,000 US fines.

These are regular law-abiding citizens, including tradesmen protesting a two-week closure of building sites, mandatory vaccinations, stay-at-home orders, and a succession of lockdowns.

They’re tired of being told they can’t go outside, can’t go to church, can’t travel far from home.

Authorities claimed it wasn’t so much ordinary working people in the crowd police fired upon, but extremist and far-right groups infiltrating the protests. That’s often a tired lie, an excuse used to justify overstepping boundaries when annihilating freedom.

The Australian government, with an insatiable hunger for control and compliance, is planning to soon implement an app using facial recognition software to track movements and location. Aussies will be randomly texted, having 15 minutes to take a photo in their location. If they don’t comply, police will show up.

The riots are expected to continue.

This is by no means an attempt to suggest people should arm themselves against police who are obliged to follow orders and face the violent consequences of bad political decisions while the decision-makers safely hide behind armed guards.

Law-abiding gun owners aren’t the problem. Criminals with easy access to weapons are.

Armed citizens are a deterrent to politicians and bureaucrats hankering to subdue and control the masses, stripping them of basic freedoms.

Law-abiding gun ownership is a safeguard that must be protected at all costs.

In Australia gun confiscation disguised as a buyback program was rushed through Parliament in 1996 after a nut job massacred 35 people with a semi-automatic rifle. Gun crimes have steadily escalated since.

But still, only sportsmen, Roo Shooters, ranchers, and law enforcement officials are allowed to own guns.

Owning a weapon for self-defense is a criminal offence in Australia.

We don’t see the devastation and despair Australia is facing unfolding in places like Texas where gun laws are relaxed.

Bad guys tend to behave better if they don’t know if someone is packing.

In Texas, even grandma carries a handgun in a holder on her hip or shoulder or anywhere she likes, because the law says she can.

In fact, as of September 1 this year Texas law requiring people to have a license to carry a handgun — open or concealed — was removed.

Texans over the age of 21 with no criminal record or mental health issues may carry to protect themselves in most public places, excluding schools, hospitals, amusement parks, if the gun is holstered.

Of course, Republican Gov. Greg Abbott, an advocate of freedom and liberty, would never unleash law enforcement on law-abiding Texans.

But politicians come and go. Laws are the constant safeguard unless citizens willingly forsake them to left-wing loons.

Aussies bought the lie. And they are paying a horrific price.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is lying to Canadians.

His ban on 1,500 types of so-called assault-style firearms in May 2020 didn’t satisfy him.

He promised, if re-elected, to crack down on legal firearms owners in a number of ways including restricting high-capacity magazines to holding no more than five rounds, bribe provinces to implement a ban on handguns, and introduce Red Flag laws which would confiscate guns if someone thinks someone is a threat, or maybe just wants to be nasty. 

Trudeau wants to toughen laws on banned assault weapons and make it mandatory for owners to either sell the firearm to the government for destruction or have it rendered permanently inoperable.

So, a buyback program. That sure did Australians a lot of good.

Will Canadians relinquish this one guarantee of civil liberties and place our safety in the hands of untrustworthy politicians and bureaucrats?

The choice is simple. What will it be Australia or Texas? Or is it the beginning of the end of liberty for Canada too?

Slobodian is the Senior Manitoba Columnist for the Western Standard
lslobodian@westernstandardonline.com

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Spurious George – police put winning Liberal Chahal under investigation for being a porch pirate

Video from a doorbell cam shows Chahal appearing to pick up a campaign postcard and remove it from a front porch.

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Victorious Liberal Calgary-Skyview candidate George Chahal is under investigation by the Calgary Police Service’s anti-corruption unit after a surveillance video emerged of him pilfering an opponent’s election literature from a mailbox.

Police said someone filed a complaint on Thursday and it’s now under investigation.

Video from a doorbell cam shows Chahal appearing to pick up a campaign postcard and remove it from a front porch.

source: @kirklubimov twitter

He wasn’t very disguised in his efforts, wearing a jersey with his name on the back.

“The report has been directed to our anti-corruption unit that handles investigations of a sensitive nature or involving a public official. We are in the very early stages of the investigation and at this point, we have not yet determined if the investigation will remain with CPS or be transitioned to another investigative body, such as Elections Canada,” CPS said in a statement.

Chahal’s campaign manager, Randall Zalazar, admitted Chahal did it, but had a good reason.

“While dropping off polling info flyers prior to polls opening on Election Day, George removed a piece of campaign literature that identified an incorrect polling location for the person residing at the address,” he said in an e-mail to CTV News.

“All through election day, campaign volunteers found incorrectly labeled materials across the eastern side of the riding. Our campaign contacted Elections Canada and advised them of the issue.”

Chahal was the only Liberal to win in Calgary, picking up the victory by 3,000 votes.

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UCP MLA Stephan calls for early leadership review of Kenney

“The leadership review process supports principles of accountability and good governance and should occur sooner than later,” said Stephan.

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Jason Stephan, UCP MLA for Red Deer South, is calling for a leadership review of Premier Jason Kenney “sooner than later.”

Stephan made the demand in an open letter to his constituents.

“On July 1st, the Premier said that we were open for good. I took him at his word,” said Stephan.

“Some businesses and other organizations find themselves now subject to restrictions that threaten their ability to survive unless they participate in a ‘Restriction Exemption Program,’ This is a vaccine passport program – in general, to participate, these organizations can only allow vaccinated individuals into their premises. This divides Albertans. The premier said there would be no COVID vaccine passports.”

Stephan made it clear he was vaccinated against COVID-19. but added the decision has to be a personal one.

“Vaccine passports use coercion to indirectly do what is illegal to do directly — to compel vaccination. Seeking to compel others against their wills produces resentment. Albertans should choose to take COVID vaccines on their merits, believing they are safe and effective, not because of lotteries or cash payments or intense coercion with vaccine passports or under threats of losing livelihoods or educations,” Stephan said.

“Individuals and families are losing trust. Coercion destroys, not builds, trust. Complete and transparent information, without bias, is the best way to allow Albertans to make the best decisions for themselves and their families on the merits of COVID vaccines.

“Our friends, family members or neighbors who do not share our opinions are not evil or selfish. The truth about those friends, family members or neighbors is more complex, more nuanced, each of them possessing unique contexts and circumstances, all of which can be valued and respected,” Stephan said.

“Many constituents are upset. Many are asking for the Premier to resign. The Constitution of the United Conservative Party (UCP) does not include a procedure for caucus MLAs to remove the leader of the party.”

A leadership review of Kenney had been set for the fall of 2022, but after a UCP caucus meeting this week, the date was moved to the spring.

Dozens of constituency associations have also demanded an early leadership review.

“The leadership review process supports principles of accountability and good governance and should occur sooner than later,” said Stephan.

“In the interim period, the focus of government needs to be on COVID.

“Alberta is budgeted to spend $23 billion on health, among the highest per capita in Canada, and over 40% of the province’s operating budget. Why, with this massive amount of money, has AHS only produced between 300 and 400 (currently, the numbers are everchanging), working ICU beds for a population of over 4.4 million, on a per capita basis less than half the worst of the lowest of the any of the US states?

“Given the widespread, profound impact of COVID restrictions on Albertans, I have asked, and continue to ask, for a comprehensive public inquiry, including a full cost analysis of COVID restrictions. The more truth, the better.”

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