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Tyee Poll: Is It the Right Time for Canada to Start Reopening?

Last week, B.C. announced its official Go Forward Management Strategy, outlining plans for reopening the economy.

The strategy maps a plan for easing social contacts to 60 per cent from 30 per cent of normal, and suggests that if we let social contacts return to 80 per cent, an upswing in cases would again risk overwhelming the health system.

“The current situation is neither sustainable nor healthy, bringing its own significant costs and damage to individuals socially, emotionally and economically,” the report suggests.

Significant side-effects from two months of closures have resulted in a surgical backlog in the province, and aspects of our city life have changed as we've adapted.

Other provinces have also released reopening plans, including Alberta and Ontario — but opinions are divided if the timing and paths are right both in B.C. and across Canada. With that in mind we want to ask:

Is it the right time for Canada to start reopening?

* Please note that all poll answers will be publicly viewable, but anonymous.

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Please note that Tyee Barometer polls are only intended as a quick and engaging non-scientific snapshot of our readers' opinions on various topics that fit with The Tyee's very broad editorial mandate. They are not intended to be seen as a representative sampling of BC opinion.

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