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During COVID-19 global pandemic, MPs take to Facebook Live to connect with constituents

Many are turning to social media to stay connected with constituents, helping them make sense of the near-daily blitz of information coming from federal, provincial, and public health officials. Where in-person town halls were once the norm, Facebook Live has become the preferred mode of communication for MPs.
On April 14, all five Liberal Brampton-area MPs (Maninder Sidhu, Brampton East; Kamal Khera, Brampton West; Sonia Sidhu, Brampton South; Ramesh Sangha, Brampton Centre; Ruby Sahota, Brampton North) hosted an hour-long virtual town hall to answer coronavirus questions from constituents. The MPs were also joined by Dr. Lawrence Loh, Peel’s medical officer of health. Screen capture courtesy of Facebook
By Cherlene Eloria      

Hundreds of MPs across the country are working from home amid the pandemic, joining millions of other housebound Canadians. Many are turning to social media to stay connected with constituents, helping them make sense of the near-daily blitz of information coming from federal, provincial, and public health officials. 

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