What do northwestern Ontario residents think about provincial response to COVID-19? Poll released Wednesday


THUNDER BAY, KENORA ON –/COMMUNITYWIRE/– Earlier in May, more than 2000 Thunder Bay and Kenora residents were polled on the Ontario government’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Now with the spread of COVID-19 moving from health care settings like long-term care homes to community transmission, the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) will release the poll findings on Wednesday, May 27 at 11:30 a.m. (Eastern Standard Time) on a media conference via ZOOM link: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJAqcOmrrj4oG91eumTZaWKB_0jIWS8KTaA_

Polling questions focused on Ontario’s preparedness for the pandemic, long-term care homes’ specific measures, and COVID-19 testing. With infection rates among Ontario health care hovering over 17 per cent – among the highest in developed economies – questions on increasing standards to protect health care workers and support for manufacturing higher level personal protective equipment like N95 masks, were also posed.

A random sample of 2020 people in the Kenora and Thunder Bay regions completed the poll.

Media are asked to please register in advance of tomorrow’s ZOOM 11:30 a.m. event. Following registration, media will be confirmed to join the media conference.


Michael Hurley, President Ontario Council of Hospital Unions (OCHU/CUPE)
Candace Rennick, Secretary-Treasurer CUPE Ontario

WHAT: Release of Thunder Bay and Kenora residents’ thoughts on the Ontario government’s COVID-19 response.


WHEN:  11:30 a.m., Wednesday, May 27, 2020




For more information please contact:

Stella Yeadon          CUPE Communications     416-559-9300       syeadon@cupe.ca