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#IStandWithDan, #DictatorDan, #DanLiedPeopleDied: 397,000 tweets reveal the culprits behind a dangerously polarised debate

It only took a relatively small number of Twitter accounts to get hashtags #DictatorDan and #DanLiedPeopleDied trending. And "bots" weren't really a part of the story.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau listens to a speaker during a news conference in Ottawa on Dec. 7, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

The politics of COVID-19 results in pandemic winners and losers

The pandemic has made politics raw because the impact of political decisions is felt immediately in the daily lives of citizens — and there are winners and losers resulting from those decisions.
Ontario Premier Doug Ford, left, and Education Minister Stephen Lecce, right, on July 30, 2020, before announcing the government’s plan for reopening schools in the fall due to the COVID-19 pandemic. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

Are local shutdowns effective, or should COVID-19 lockdowns be in lockstep provincewide?

With sufficient testing and co-ordination, reopening schools and businesses in areas without active outbreaks can be as effective as a wide lockdown in minimizing COVID-19 cases, according to a new model.
A man wearing a face mask to curb the spread of COVID-19 walks past a temporary Pride art installation in Vancouver on Aug. 3, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

A second COVID-19 wave? Here are 6 lessons from the first

In the event of a new pandemic or a second wave of COVID-19, lives can be saved while also stabilizing business. It's not an either/or decision.

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