Quebecers want the end of the PCU, according to a survey

Les Québécois souhaitent la fin de la PCU, selon un sondage

Quebecers overwhelmingly want the end of the Service canadian emergency (PKU), whatever happens of the service providers, according to a survey Maru/BLUE to be released Tuesday by the National Post.

Nearly 57 % of the respondents of the province want her to stop, then that opinion is not shared that with 48 % of Canadians.

John Wright, vice-president general of Maru/BLUE, told the daily toronto-Quebec residents are the most enthusiastic to revive the economy, deliver children to school and shop.

“There is a lot of enthusiasm to re-open the economy, to bring people back to work, with a salary, full-time, and to have a country with less debt, but the circumstances requires an adequate transition, he explained. It should be a discussion on what is done with the service providers, because if one removes the net and that there is nothing below, there will be broken bones.”

The regional disparities are important for the future of the PKU, since almost 80 % of Ontarians want an extension of the assistance beyond 24 weeks, followed by the Prairies (61 %) and the Maritimes (55 %).

Alberta and British Columbia are more divided, since they are in favor of the stop at 52 % and 51 %, respectively.

The PCU supports employees and self-employed workers who have lost their jobs because of the pandemic. The payment of the 2000 $ monthly should last for 16 weeks at the base, but has been extended already for eight weeks by the federal government.

Thus, the people who have asked for help from the first week will find themselves without a net on the 1st of September.

The PCU has cost the federal government $ 53.5 billion $ in date of the 28th June last, and was paid $ 8.2 million Canadians, in part or in whole, or 42.5% of the working population.

The survey was conducted between 10 and 13 July at 1 420 Canadian members of the online panel of Maru/BLUE representing a probability sample. The margin of error is 3.5 %, 19 times out of 20.

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