GOLDSTEIN: A Tory MP told the truth about COVID-19 stats, but did it too soon

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Discussion posted by: IRWeasel

In politics and comedy timing is everything. When a comedian jokes about something horrible that is too fresh in the audience’s mind to joke about, hecklers yell, “Too soon!” “Too soon” is what happened to Conservative MP Marc Dalton when, not joking, he asked in a tweet on April 13 whether, since most COVID-19 deaths were occurring in long-term care homes for the elderly, it was “Time to start moving Canada back to work?” That prompted a political s—storm.