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"One of the biggest icebergs on record has broken away from Antarctica, scientists said on Wednesday, creating an extra hazard for ships around the continent as it breaks up." (CBC)

Classified as: Bruno Tremblay, iceberg, antarctica, climate
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Published on: 12 Jul 2017

“For months the consensus has been that interest rates in Canada would remain stable right into 2018. Now Bank of Canada governor Stephen Poloz and his colleagues are dropping broad hints that the central bank will move a lot sooner, perhaps as early as next Wednesday’s meeting.” (Toronto Star)

Classified as: interest rates, chris ragan, Bank of Canada
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Published on: 11 Jul 2017

“The transfer of Venezuela's most prominent political prisoner from a military stockade to house arrest was widely viewed as a peace offering by President Nicolas Maduro to opponents who have led months of street protests against his beleaguered government.” (CBC)

Phil Oxhorn, Department of Political Science, McGill University

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Published on: 10 Jul 2017

This summer, whether in summer camps or sports leagues, children will practise outdoor sports. However, parents and educators need to be aware of the risk of head injury and concussion. Professor Isabelle Gagnon is available to speak about prevention and rehabilitation following a traumatic brain injury.

Isabelle Gagnon, Assistant Professor, School of Physical and Occupational Therapy, McGill University

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Published on: 6 Jul 2017

“President Trump warned Thursday that North Korea could face “some pretty severe” consequences after its defiant test of an intercontinental ballistic missile, but Washington also confronted firm opposition from Russia and China over any possible response.” (Washington Post)

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Published on: 6 Jul 2017

“Molson-Coors is planning to build a brewery in the Montreal area instead of renovating its existing brewery on Notre-Dame St. E. (…) While the fate of the existing brewery hasn’t been decided, Lefebvre says the company won’t abandon the site.” (Montreal Gazette)

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Published on: 5 Jul 2017

“The Trudeau government is poised to offer an apology and a $10-million compensation package to former child soldier Omar Khadr for abuses he suffered while detained in the U.S. military prison for captured and suspected terrorists at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.” (The Globe and Mail)

Classified as: Payam Akhavan
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Published on: 5 Jul 2017

Here are some McGill professors available to comment on the US Executive order that suspends the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program for 120 days and suspends entry by citizens of Iraq, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen for 90 days:

 

Classified as: jacob levy, Andrea Bjorklund, Professor, professors, McGill, McGill University, Jose Mauricio Gaona
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Published on: 26 Jun 2017

Suzanne King, Department of Psychiatry, McGill University and Douglas Institute

She can talk about the importance of keeping pregnant women away from stress, for themselves and their baby. Professor King is a specialist in prenatal maternal stress. She began the Iowa Flood Study right after major flooding in this US state in June 2008. Her group added disaster questionnaires to an existing study of pregnant women for whom mental health data had been collected prior to the flooding.

Classified as: climate change, Quebec, Flood, McGill Department of Psychiatry, rain
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Published on: 9 May 2017

“U.S. President Donald Trump's surprisingly caustic complaints about trade with Canada in recent days could be setting the stage for a broader renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement than previously advertised.” (Metro News)

Andrea Bjorklund, Professor, Faculty of Law, McGill University

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Published on: 26 Apr 2017

“A judge in San Francisco on Tuesday temporarily blocked President Trump’s efforts to starve localities of federal funds when they limit their cooperation with immigration enforcement, a stinging rejection of his threats to make so-called sanctuary cities fall in line.” (The New York Times)

Víctor M. Muñiz-Fraticelli, Professor of Law and Political Science, McGill University

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Published on: 26 Apr 2017

“Ontario's Fair Housing Plan introduces a comprehensive package of measures to help more people find affordable homes, increase supply, protect buyers and renters and bring stability to the real estate market.” (Source)

Desmond Tsang, Professor, Desautels Faculty of Management, McGill University

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Published on: 26 Apr 2017

What will be the impact of Brexit on Canada? What will happen with the new upcoming new Comprehensive and Economic Trade Agreement (CETA) this summer? Also, what can one expect from upcoming free trade talks between Canada and China?

Andrea Bjorklund, Professor, Faculty of Law, McGill University

Classified as: International Trade, External, Faculty of Law, Expert, brexit, Andrea Bjorklund, CETA trade
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Published on: 30 Mar 2017

The OECD has released a report titled "City of Talent Montreal: An Action Plan for Boosting Employment, Innovation and Skills": “Montreal has huge potential to become one of the most dynamic cities across OECD countries, thanks to its talented and creative population. Yet the city has not demonstrated outstanding results in terms of job creation and collective wealth generation in the past few”.

Classified as: External, Professor, Expert, OECD, Richard Shearmur, School of Urban Planning
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Published on: 29 Mar 2017

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