Partisan lines, even in a pandemic

Last week, the Angus Reid Institute polled Canadians on their impressions of the current crisis and of the performance of their political class. According to the data released Wednesday, 42 per cent of respondents believe the COVID-19 outbreak constitute a serious threat in Canada, an eleven-point hike since early February. Nevertheless, 58 per cent of respondents believe the threat has been overblown. To the question: "Do you think your provincial government is doing a good or bad job handling this whole issue regarding the coronavirus?", here are the results:

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Philippe J. Fournier is the creator of Qc125 and 338Canada. He teaches physics and astronomy at Cégep de Saint-Laurent in Montreal. For information or media request, please write to

Philippe J. Fournier est le créateur de Qc125 et 338Canada. Il est professeur de physique et d'astronomie au Cégep de Saint-Laurent à Montréal. Pour toute information ou pour une demande d'entrevue médiatique, écrivez à