More than seven-in-ten Canadians believe people who have behaved inappropriately during the COVID-19 outbreak should face legal consequences, according to a poll by Research Co.
In the online survey of a representative national sample, 72% of Canadians supported imposing fines on people who ignore their quarantine or self-isolation period.
As many as four-in-five Canadians (79%) are in favour of imposing fines on people who have bought items and re-sold them at a higher price.
An even larger proportion of Canadians (84%) support imposing fines on people offering bogus cures against the coronavirus.
Canadians, however, are evenly divided on whether jail time should be authorized for people who ignore their quarantine or self-isolation period, with 45% support it, and 45% saying they oppose it.
According to the survey, more than half of Canadians (56%) would be willing to authorize jail time for people who have bought items and re-sold them at a higher price, and three-in-four (74%) would like the same for those offering bogus cures against the coronavirus.