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Canadians broadly supportive of COVID-19 tracing apps: survey

telecom | 05/08/2020 5:41 pm EDT

Some eight in 10 Canadians support the use of wireless data to track the spread of COVID-19, and 65 per cent of Canadians think it should be mandatory, according to a survey released by three federal senators.  The survey — commissioned by senators Colin Deacon, Donna Dasko and Rosemary Moodie; and conducted by University of Toronto professor and Public Policy Forum fellow Peter Loewen — also found that some 90 percent of Canadians believe that it will be necessary to continue "ongoing" contact tracing in the absence of a vaccine.  Some 87 per cent of Canadians think that the...