One in four is a significant minority. And in this case, a scary one.
A recent poll says 27 per cent of Canadians feel a jail term is acceptable for those who choose not to be vaccinated against COVID-19. In other words, the Constitution be damned. Is this what we have become?
Canadians used to believe in civil rights, including the right to refuse medical treatment. For many of us, that seems to no longer be the case.
I understand the feeling. The government has promoted a fear-based message for two years. Do this or our health care system will collapse. Do that or you will die. It has been all stick and no carrot.
Fear is a very effective motivator, as totalitarian governments the world’s over have discovered. But it only works for so long. Then people begin to question it.
We haven’t reached that point in Canada. To me it seems the fear factor continues to rise.
Back in November a poll was released that indicated that about 70 per cent of Canadians thought employees who were unvaccinated should be fired from their jobs. Now, apparently a sizeable number of people have taken that a step further and are loss of freedom rather than just loss of livelihood.
Where do you think it will end?