Majority of Canadians think Canada should boycott Beijing Olympics: poll

The Declaration of Arbitrary Detention in State-to-State Relations was inspired by Canada's efforts to secure support from other countries in the cases of Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor.

A poll by the Angus-Reid Institute of 5,004 Canadians from Feb. 26 to March 3 has found that opinions of China sit at record lows and that there can be no moving forward until two detained Canadians are released from prison.

Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor were arrested by Chinese authorities on Dec. 10, 2018, shortly after the detention in Canada of Chinese Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou on a U.S. extradition warrant. Here are the results from the poll.

The two Michaels

Question: Unless Canadians Michael Spavor and Michael Kovrig are released from detention in China, the two countries cannot have a good relationship.

The view of China

The number of Canadians who hold a favourable view of China continues to fall.

Beijing Olympics

Question: Canadians (athletes, coaches, fans, etc.) should boycott the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing.


Source: National Post Quebec Nordiques