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Canadians spend more money and time online during COVID pandemic: StatCan

BY , Oct 15, 2020 12:17 AM - REPORT AN ERROR

The COVID-19 pandemic has Canadians spending more time and money online.

Statistics Canada says a survey conducted last month found that 44 per cent of Canadians had dropped more money on technology, including computers, laptops and tablets, and 42 per cent had sprung for more video streaming services.

The survey also found about a third of Canadians say they've received attempted identity-theft attacks and 14 per cent reported at least one attack related to COVID-19 test results, a potential cure for the virus or about the Canada Emergency Response Benefit.

Analyst Christopher Collins says the survey is trying to capture the social impacts of the pandemic.

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