This panel discussion focused 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?

Note that the event was 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.



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Date and time
March 24, 2022
12:00 p.m. - 1:15 p.m. ET
Online via Zoom Webinar
In person: Amphithéâtre Hydro-Québec, Pavillon Alphonse-Desjardins, Université Laval
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