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Regulating tech giants and what it could mean for Canadians — and a check-in on pandemic life

This week we look at regulating big tech, the public perception of pipelines, and we check in with the people we're following in the "Contact Tracing" series.

Plus we look at the history of pipeline perception

What happens for Canadians if a regulatory hammer drops on big tech companies? And why has the public perception of pipelines changed so much? (Regis Duvignau/Reuters, Chris Machian/Omaha World-Herald via Associated Press)

Will the heavy hammer of regulation swing down on big tech companies now that Joe Biden is the new President of the United States?

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And what does that end up meaning for Canada and the Canadians who use services like Facebook, Amazon, Apple — even Google?

We also take a look back at how public perception of pipelines has changed over the decades: from being lauded as the future of technology to being a symbol of climate change.

And we check-in with four Canadians from across the country who are trying to make things work through a pandemic.

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