National Post (National Edition)
2020 Lessons learned in
MY MOM CAME FROM GREAT BRITAIN AS A WAR BRIDE AND MY DAD SERVED IN THE WAR. SO, YOU KNOW, THERE ARE SOME ELEMENTS OF THEIR SACRIFICE THAT SEEM CLEAR TO ME NOW. I'M VERY AWARE OF MY MOM HAVING TO HAVE A RATION BOOK... — CHERYL KINNEY MATHESON
The arrival of COVID-19 and its rapid spread touched practically every aspect of our lives, from personal health to income to relationships. But it wasn't just a deadly pandemic that upended our world. So too, did a horrific mass shooting in Nova Scotia, an environmental reckoning that began with the Australian wildfires, a cultural and social justice awakening spurred by Black Lives Matter, and a fraught U.S. election that deepened divisions. The Canadian Press asked some of the people we interviewed in recent weeks for their thoughts on what the past year has taught them. Here is a look at what they had to say.