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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

Expert: Jian Ghomeshi's Verdict

"Jian Ghomeshi has been acquitted on four counts of sexual assault and one count of choking by an Ontario Court judge who says the "deceptive and manipulative" evidence of the complainants raised a reasonable doubt in the guilt of the former CBC Radio host." (CBC)

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Published on : 24 Mar 2016

Experts: World TB Day 2016 (March 24)

World TB Day is held each year on March 24th and aims to build public awareness for tuberculosis. A disease which despite being curable, remains a destructive epidemic in much of the world.

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Published on : 22 Mar 2016

Experts: Terrorist Attacks in Brussels (March 22, 2016)

"Explosions rocked the main airport and a subway in Brussels on Tuesday, killing at least 26 people." (The New York Times)

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Published on : 22 Mar 2016

Expert: Obama in Cuba

"President Barack Obama is in Cuba for a historic three-day visit to the island and talks with its communist leader." (BBC)

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Published on : 21 Mar 2016

Experts: Federal Budget (March 22)

"The Liberal government is now forecasting larger than expected deficits for the next two years even before adding billions in promised spending in its first budget, which will be tabled on March 22." (CTV News)

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Published on : 18 Mar 2016