COVID-19 pandemic is turning Canada into a nation of snitches

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As fear and anxiety rises among a population ordered to stay home as much as possible to fight the COVID-19 pandemic, is Canada becoming a nation of snitches turning on each other to enforce social distancing? Absolutely, experts say. “People are being told that you have to snitch. It has become the civic duty of a good citizen. If you see a social gathering, if you see people having groups of guests over, then be a good citizen and report it,” said criminologist and former MP Maria Mourani. “The current COVID-19 threat makes us feel powerless and out of control. So by denouncing, it gives people the impression that they have more control on their situation. It’s a way of controlling our fear,” added psychologist Geneviève Beaulieu-Pelletier. “We’re possibly headed towards becoming a country of snitches,” she said