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Number of residents opposed to bursting Atlantic Bubble dropping, new poll says

According to the poll, 47 per cent of Atlantic Canadians support bursting the bubble
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A new poll shows slightly more than half of Atlantic Canadians do not support lifting the 14-day self-isolation requirement for visitors from the rest of Canada.

Narrative Research asked if they would support or oppose opening all of the provincial and territorial borders in Canada over the next month with no quarantine requirement and 47 per cent said they would support it.

Margaret Chapman, COO of the polling company, told NEWS 95.7's The Sheldon MacLeod Show a growing number seem to be okay with bursting the bubble.

"About a month ago, three-quarters of people said, 'No way, I oppose that', and it's waned a little so now it's about half and half," said Chapman.

Those who oppose reopening were also asked under what conditions they would change their minds.

They indicated they wanted to see consistent low numbers for all provinces and territories and a sustained period of two weeks with no new cases across the country.


Chris Halef

About the Author: Chris Halef

Chris is a reporter for HalifaxToday.ca and NEWS 95.7. In 2018, he won the RTDNA Dave Rogers Award for best short feature.
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