What do residents in south central Ontario think about province’s response to COVID-19? Poll released Monday


LONDON, KITCHENER/WATERLOO, GUELPH, STRATFORD – ON –/COMMUNITYWIRE/Recently 573 residents from south central Ontario in London, Kitchener/Waterloo, Guelph and Stratford were polled on the provincial 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 Monday, June 1 at 11 a.m. on a media conference via ZOOM link:


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.

While the media conference is a shared London, Kitchener/Waterloo, Guelph and Stratford media event, separate polling data for each city will be released along with south central Ontario numbers.

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

WHO: Michael Hurley, President Ontario Council of Hospital Unions (OCHU/CUPE)
Candace Rennick, Secretary-Treasurer CUPE Ontario
WHAT: Release of poll of south central Ontario residents’ thoughts on the Ontario government’s COVID-19 response.
WHERE: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEodOmprjIpGNHlvb-JyAQ00jGFgewu8qbG
WHEN: 11 a.m., Monday, June 1, 2020




For more information please contact:

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