As Canada looks to recover from the economic downturn caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, it is faced with the choice between rebuilding the economy as it was or transforming it to work differently. When asked to choose between the options, half (50%) of Canadians say the economy needs to be radically transformed, while only 40% say it should continue to function the same way. A majority of those who have achieved the Canadian dream say the economy was working well before the pandemic, but among all other subgroups the plurality think it requires radical reform.
While most are not familiar with the Large Employer Emergency Financing Faculty (LEEFF) program put in place by the federal government to help large employers through the pandemic while requiring them to report on climate action, a plurality support the climate reporting requirements. However, among those most familiar with the policy, more say it is a bad idea than a good one.
For full details on these results, download our report here. It covers key results on Canadians‘ awareness, perceived importance and support of the Federal government’s current stance on municipal assistance.