The federal government’s use of the Emergencies Act in response to the Freedom Convoy in downtown Ottawa received resounding support from Canadians.
That’s according to a new poll by Narrative Research issued Friday.
Ottawa declared a national emergency during the Freedom Convoy protesting COVID-19 measures in February 2022, invoking the Emergencies Act for the first time in history.
Results show 68 per cent of Canadians expressed some degree of satisfaction with using the Emergencies Act. One-third indicated complete satisfaction.
Meanwhile, one-third of respondents expressed dissatisfaction with using the Emergencies Act, with men and those living in the Prairies more likely to be completely dissatisfied.
Narrative Research’s survey also found older Canadians were more likely to support Ottawa’s decision, while younger respondents had moderate opinions.
The poll took place between Dec. 8 and 10 and consisted of 2,237 Canadians aged 18 or older.