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Tyee Poll: Do You Think a Non-Essential Travel Ban Should Be Enforced in BC?

B.C. and much of Canada is experiencing a third wave of COVID-19, driven by the new variants.

Despite B.C.'s "circuit breaker" banning indoor dining and closing gym facilities through the May long weekend, the government is facing increasing criticism for its approach.

B.C. Premier John Horgan previously said he had ruled out a non-essential travel ban, but has now pivoted to putting a public health order banning non-essential travel into effect.

With forthcoming regulations, current non-essential travel restrictions in B.C. will be enforced similarly to those in countries like New Zealand, where measures such as roadblocks are used to regulate drivers attempting to travel to and from a region. The boundaries are to be based on health authority.

With this in mind, we want to ask:

Do you think a non-essential travel ban should be enforced in BC?

* 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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