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Expert: Impact of forest fires in Western Canada on unborn children

B.C. wildfire season worst in six decades, still far from over “Kevin Skrepnek of the B.C. Wildfire Service said Thursday that 4,910 square kilometres of forest, bush and grassland have been torched, making 2017 the second worst in recorded history in terms of land destroyed. August is usually one of the busiest months for fire, so the situation could get worse, he added.”...

Published: 4 Aug 2017

Expert: Air passenger bill of rights

“A new air passenger bill of rights would punish airlines for keeping people on the tarmac longer than three hours, forcing them to compensate passengers. But it would not compel carriers to disembark a plane delayed for long periods.” (CBC)

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Published: 2 Aug 2017

Expert on Census 2016: More Canadians living alone and without children (August 2)

“Canadians are living increasingly alone and without children, according to the latest census figures released by Statistics Canada.” (CBC)

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Published: 2 Aug 2017

Experts: Dairy, lumber and NAFTA (***UPDATED***)

“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)

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Published: 2 Aug 2017

Expert: male eating disorder on the rise

In the United Kingdom, "the number of adult men being admitted to hospital with an eating disorder has risen by 70% over the past six years – the same rate of increase as among women," reports The Guardian. Is there a similar trend in Canada? 

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Published: 2 Aug 2017

Supreme Court: National Energy Board needs to consult with Indigenous peoples over energy projects

“The Supreme Court of Canada has quashed plans for seismic testing in Nunavut, delivering a major victory to Inuit who argued they were inadequately consulted before the National Energy Board gave oil companies the green light to conduct this disruptive activity.” (CBC)

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Published: 26 Jul 2017

Expert: Giant iceberg breaks off Antarctica

"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)

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Published: 12 Jul 2017

Interest rates - Bank of Canada meeting (July 12, 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)

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Published: 11 Jul 2017

Venezuela: Peace offering from Maduro

“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)

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Published: 10 Jul 2017

Expert: preventing concussions this summer

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.

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Published: 6 Jul 2017

Expert : Rising Tension with North Korea

“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)...

Published: 6 Jul 2017

Experts: Molson plans new Montreal-area brewery

“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: 5 Jul 2017

Expert: Omar Khadr to receive apology and compensation package

“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)

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Published: 5 Jul 2017

Experts: U.S. travel ban

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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:

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Published: 26 Jun 2017

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