It’s the politics of COVID dissent
A common enemy might unite us, but only temporarily. Plus, there’s another factor to consider: it’s even more difficult to keep a society united against a common enemy, when that common enemy seems to be unbeatable.
Conservative MP Gerard Deltell, pictured Oct. 28, 2020, outside the Conservative party caucus meeting in Ottawa. Our battle against the COVID virus—which, when you think about it, is kind of like an enemy alien species—hasn’t exactly united our society, writes Gerry Nicholls. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade