This panel discussion will focus on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on already existing cleavages in Canadian society. Our panellists will discuss the following issues: What is the role of social media in the development and spread of conspiracy theories? How has the pandemic affected political partisanship? Now that we have faced two years of the pandemic, how robust is confidence in our political institutions? And we know the pandemic is exacerbating inequalities, especially in marginalized communities, but has it increased solidarity with these populations?
This event is offered free of charge, in hybrid format.
For more information, please contact Judy Manny at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Note that the event will be held in French.
This talk is part of the IRPP’s 50th anniversary event series, What should be on Canada’s policy radar? Held throughout the spring and fall of 2022, these panel discussions will help us to identify the challenges that our decision-makers will face in the coming years, and examine ways in which Canada can promptly address these issues.