Could a borderless pandemic drive a surge in ‘Canada-first’ isolationism?

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Discussion posted by: Arye ben-Shaoul

A Canadian shipment of emergency supplies to China was uncontroversial — until the virus came here “At the end of the day,” Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland remarked this week, “the reality of a global pandemic is that it is global.” Three weeks ago, Health Minister Patty Hajdu made a similar argument. “A virus knows no borders,” she said. The coronavirus pandemic is an object lesson in interconnectedness: what started as a problem in one city in China now threatens lives in every country on Earth.