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Caremongering started at home but it shouldn’t end here

By Nicolas Moyer      

The only way out of this global crisis is through multilateralism, international co-operation, mutual support, and solidarity. Without this, the crisis will cut deeper and last longer.

International Development Minister Karina Gould is pictured arriving at the West Block on June 1. A strong global response is about more than charity. We must realize that our well-being and safety is bound up in the well-being and safety of those around us, writes Nicolas Moyer. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade

It has been moving to experience and witness the generosity of Canadians over the last six months. It was not uncommon to hear stories in the midst of fears around food scarcity and grocery store paranoia, of neighbours delivering baskets of hard-to-find supplies and food. During COVID-19, Canadians across the country have rallied to support their neighbours, whether by joining the chorus of pots and pans each night, by visiting those that are most isolated from a distance, or donating to a local food bank. So much so, that the term “caremongering” was coined to describe the trend of generosity and compassion. Despite experiencing threats to their own health and that of their families, as well as job and financial insecurity, Canadians have continued to give.

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