“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)
“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)
“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)
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:
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.
“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
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
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”.
Finance Minister Bill Morneau will introduce the federal government's latest budget on March 22, 2017.
Richard Gold, Faculty of Law, McGill University
His area of expertise is innovation policy, the clusters the government is announcing, and other programs they may mention to bolster how Canadian firms can become world players. He teaches in the area of intellectual property, international intellectual property, comparative intellectual property, innovation policy and intellectual property management.
NASA will hold a news conference at 1 p.m. EST Wednesday, Feb. 22, to present new findings on planets that orbit stars other than our sun, known as exoplanets. The event will air live on NASA Television. (Source: NASA)
"Palestinians reacted with anger and bafflement on Wednesday after the Trump administration apparently backed away from insisting that having two states — one for Israelis, one for Palestinians — was the only viable solution to the decades-long Middle East conflict." (New York Times)
"The peace process has been moribund. Trump and Netanyahu have shaken it up but the implications are hard to anticipate."
Hynes Convention Center - Boston
Friday, February 17, 2017, 1:30-2:30 PM/ Room 208