There is strong public support for Provincial and Territorial Governments sharing COVID-19 vaccine supplies with regions of the country that have a more urgent need.

HALIFAX, March 9th, 2021

New survey results indicate deep and broad support among adults in the country for their Provincial or Territorial Government sharing its vaccine supply with another province or terriotry that has a more urgent need. Specifically, four-in-five (79%) Canadians support such sharing, while one-in-five (21%) oppose the idea.

Across the country, residents in Ontario are slightly more inclined than those elsewhere to support their Provincial Government sharing vaccine in such circumstances, while conversely, those in the Quebec and BC/the Territories are slightly less inclined to express support. In no instance, however, do fewer than 72 percent of residents in a region voice support.

There are only small differences of opinion on this matter in terms of household income, age or gender groups. On the other hand, there is a modest difference in terms of education status.  Specifically, whereas eight-in-ten of those with post-secondary educational training support vaccine sharing in this manner, the figure is closer to seven-in-ten among those with a high school diploma or less.  

Results are from an online survey conducted February 18-23, 2021, with 1,230 Canadians 18 years of age or older from the Logit Group’s Canadian Omnibus. Fielding every month, the Logit Group’s COVID-19 Omnibus surveys Canadians to ask their opinions and behaviours related to topical issues. Results were analyzed by Narrative Research. Data was weighted based on the 2016 Census, by gender, age, and region to reflect population characteristics in each province. As a non-probability sample (i.e., a panel sample where residents have joined a panel to share their opinions), and in accordance with CRIC Public Opinion Research Standards, a margin of error is not applied.

The question included in this release was the following:

  • If another province or territory had an urgent need for the COVID-19 vaccine but none were available in that part of Canada, would you favour or oppose the Government of [PROVINCE/TERRITORY] directing some of its vaccine to where it is urgently needed?

For more information, please contact:

Margaret Chapman, COO, Narrative Research – 902.493.3834,
Sam Pisani, Managing Partner, Logit Group – 416.629.4116,

Narrative Research (, is a leading public opinion and market research company headquartered in Canada. The company is certified as a WBE (Women Business Enterprise). As a non-partisan, 100% Canadian-owned research company, Narrative Research is dedicated to providing clients with state-of-the-art research and strategic consulting services.  Follow us on Twitter at @EveryNarrative

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