Canada's top doctor has many fans - but she's also facing a backlash - 2020-04-26
Public health officials have become Canada's darlings during the Covid-19 pandemic, but their new celebrity has also made them targets of criticism and online abuse.
A small movement in Canada is now calling for the ouster of Dr. Theresa Tam, the country's chief public health officer, an echo of demands in the U.S. for President Donald Trump to fire his own top disease expert, Dr. Anthony Fauci.
The movement was given fresh oxygen this week by Derek Sloan, a member of Parliament and a candidate for the leadership of the federal Conservative Party, who tweeted that "Dr. Tam must go!" and questioned in a Facebook video whether she works "for Canada or for China."