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Opinion: Citizen polls results, May 3-9

The questions were: Should the B.C. government create a provincial police force to replace the RCMP?; Would you like to see a panel of public leaders working together on the city's social issues?; and How do you feel about highway blockades to protest old-growth logging?
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Cast your vote in this week's Citizen opinion polls.

These three polls appeared on the Citizen website from May 3 to May 9, 2022.

Should the B.C. government create a provincial police force to replace the RCMP?

Yes, Victoria should be in charge, not Ottawa 115 votes (16%)

Yes, the RCMP has shown its unwillingness to change 126 votes (17%)

No, the RCMP should be the primary police provider in B.C. 278 votes (38%)

No, it would just create another level of police bureaucracy 211 votes (29%)

Would you like to see a panel of public leaders working together on the city's social issues?

Yes, anything is better than what's happening now 101 votes (16%)

Yes, this is long overdue and has a better chance of providing solutions 114 votes (18%)

No, just another committee having meetings to talk about it 167 votes (26%)

No, the city needs to enforce its bylaws and the RCMP needs to do its job 252 votes (40%)

How do you feel about highway blockades to protest old-growth logging?

Everyone should be allowed to protest peacefully, no matter what their politics are 78 votes (11%)

Highways are essential infrastructure that should be considered off-limits to protests 418 votes (57%)

I don't agree but the government has to change its forest policy 96 votes (13%)

I agree with their right to protest but these protests are wrong and dangerous 142 votes (19%)

This week's online poll questions are:

Should the court case against Dr. Henry's vaccination orders go ahead?

What should the city do to bring the new pool back on budget?

How are you coping with this spring's chilly weather?

Cast your vote now.