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This pandemic will change everything

By Les Whittington      

How all this will play out as this current crisis unfolds is, of course, unknowable. But what is clear is that one day some months from now, we will wake up to a world marked by huge changes.

If anyone has gained in terms of personal stature, it has been Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland, pictured at a March 20 press conference providing updates to the government’s response to COVID-19, who looks increasingly like the Liberals’ best choice as the next leader, writes Les Whittington. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade

OTTAWA—Judging from the accounts of 20-somethings packing the beaches and partying in the face of the coronavirus disaster, the young people who fought the Second World War aren’t in any danger of having to cede their reputation as “the Greatest Generation.”

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