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(File) Contact Tracing Survey
In a study commissioned by Senators Donna Dasko, Rosemary Moodie and Colin Deacon, 80% of Canadians would use a mobile device tracking app to notify them and others of exposure to COVID-19, and help all Canadians in the fight against COVID-19. A further 65% of respondents think the app should be mandatory, equaling those who'd take the vaccine once available. Privacy issues are a key concern amongst respondents as well, but it is clear that there is an increasing sense of urgency to both protect public health and get the economy moving again.
(File) Op-Ed: "Why we need a national contact-tracing app", The National Post
Catch this latest opinion piece by Senators Colin Deacon, Rosemary Moodie and Judith Seidman in the National Post. The Senators discuss why it's imperative that politicians and public health officials across the country work together in advance of a second wave of COVID-19 to support the widespread implementation of a single national exposure notification app.
Global News: Coronavirus- Survey suggests majority of Canadians would use contact tracing app to curb spread
Nova Scotia senator Colin Deacon and his colleagues want to see a tracing app developed to fight the pandemic and allow the Canadian economy to grow again.
CTV Morning Live: Contact Tracing Apps to Fight COVID-19
See Senator Colin Deacon's interview with CTV Morning Live Ottawa on the use of contact tracing apps to fight COVID-19, dated May 21st, 2020.
(File) Senators find strong support for using mobile phone data to fight pandemic
Senators Deacon, Moodie, and Dasko conducted a study asking Canadians if they would support contract tracing measures used by officials to combat COVID-19.