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Experts: US 2016 Presidential Elections

These McGill University experts are available to comment on the race for the White House: Harold Waller, Dept. of Political Science, McGill University He can speak about all aspects of the conventions and the election campaign. Particular themes involve electoral strategy, the significance of the vice-presidential choices, the characters of the two presidential candidates, and comparisons to previous presidential contests.

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Published on : 21 Jul 2016

Expert: Turkey (July 21, 2016)

"Turkey has banned all academics from leaving the country, cancelling their annual leave, as President Tayyip Erdogan's post-coup crackdown escalated to 'exceptional proportions'. One British academic at a state-run university in Istanbul told the Telegraph that foreign nationals had also been told to come back to work." (The Telegraph)

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Published on : 21 Jul 2016

McGill expert: Brain injuries, concussions

 June is National Brain Injury Awareness Month. Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is the leading cause of death and disability in children and adults from ages 1 to 44. Brain injuries are most often caused by motor vehicle crashes, sports injuries, or simple falls on the playground, at work or in the home.

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Published on : 10 Jun 2016

Brazil 2016: Politics, Olympics Games, and Zika

Philip Oxhorn, Political Science, Founding Director of the Institute for the Study of International Development, McGill University Professor Oxhorn is an expert in democracy, economic development and Latin American Comparative Politics. He can comment on social, political, and economic angles. philip [dot] oxhorn [at] mcgill [dot] ca (English, Spanish)  

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Published on : 01 Jun 2016

Expert: Uber (May 13, 2016)

"Transport Minister Jacques Daoust stood firm on his promise to regulate the ride-sharing service Uber and tabled Bill 100 on Thursday, which would effectively force Uber drivers to buy or rent taxi permits." (The Montreal Gazette)

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Published on : 13 May 2016

Expert: Health Care Accessory Fees (Quebec)

The Quebec government has the intention to prohibit all accessory fees in health care. (La Presse)

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Published on : 02 May 2016

Expert: Prince (1958-2016)

"Prince, the superstar American singer-songwriter known for his incredible musicianship, diverse appeal across multiple genres and cavalcade of award-winning hits, has died at age 57." (CBC)

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Published on : 22 Apr 2016

Expert: Impeachment of Brazilian President

Brazilian legislators voted on Sunday night to approve impeachment of Dilma Rousseff, the nation’s first female president. (The New York Times)

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Published on : 18 Apr 2016

Expert: Earthquakes in Ecuador and Japan

Earthquakes struck Japan and Ecuador just hours apart on Saturday April 16, 2016. Were the two earthquakes related?

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Published on : 18 Apr 2016

Canada: Children at back of the pack among rich nations

A new report released today by UNICEF highlights the inequalities in child well-being in the world’s most affluent nations, including Canada. While progress in reducing child well-being gaps has been modest overall, Canada’s children are at the back of the pack, ranking in the bottom third when measured against other rich nations. (UNICEF)

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Published on : 18 Apr 2016

Expert: Pope Francis on Divorce

"In a broad proclamation on family life, Pope Francis on Friday called for the Roman Catholic Church to be more welcoming and less judgmental, and he seemingly signaled a pastoral path for divorced and remarried Catholics to receive holy communion.'" (The New York Times)

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Published on : 12 Apr 2016

Expert: Opioid epidemic

​Prescriptions for dangerous alternatives to OxyContin are soaring, showing that a crackdown on the popular painkiller has failed to curb Canada’s opioid crisis.

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Published on : 12 Apr 2016

World Health Day and Diabetes (April 7, 2016)

About 422 million people worldwide have diabetes, a number likely to more than double in the next 20 years, according to research published today by the World Health Organization. April 7, 2016 is World Health Day and the focus this year is on diabetes.

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Published on : 06 Apr 2016

Expert: IGA cuts food prices

Grocer IGA is cutting its fresh food prices in Quebec. (Le Journal de Québec) Pascal Thériault, Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, McGill University Faculty lecturer in economy, he's also the director of Community Relations for the Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.

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Published on : 05 Apr 2016

Expert: Panama Papers

"The hidden identities of 350 Canadians with offshore tax haven investments have been revealed in the private database of one of the world’s leading shell company registration firms, according to a Toronto Star analysis of a massive leak obtained by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists and the German newspaper Süddeutsche Zeitung. (The Toronto Star)

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Published on : 04 Apr 2016