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Quebec vaccine passport elicits protest | Global News

August 13, 2021 | The Quebec government's plan to implement a vaccine passport system for some non-essential services has drawn the ire of some Quebecers. But despite the fact that such a system may infringe on certain Charter rights, it will likely be able to weather potential legal challenges, says Max Bell School professor Pearl Eliadis.

Published: 19 Aug 2021

Vaccination passport implications | Global News

August 18, 2021 | The Quebec government's forthcoming vaccine passport system has some people raising legal and human rights concerns. Max Bell School professor Pearl Eliadis addresses those in this new interview with Global News.

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Published: 19 Aug 2021

The world must not look away as the Taliban sexually enslaves women and girls | The Conversation

The Taliban's rapid takeover of Afghanistan has raised intense concern about the fate of the country's women and girls. In response, Max Bell School professor Vrindra Narain has proposed four tangible policy measures the international community must carry out.

Published: 19 Aug 2021

Unpaid internships can be tempting, but many are unethical | Montreal Gazette

August 12, 2021 | "Young people should use their negotiating power to push back and insist on a fair deal and a fair wage for their labour." Max Bell School Professor and human rights lawyer Pearl Eliadis sheds light on the legal and ethical issues brought about by unpaid internships in for-profit institutions in her article in the Montreal Gazette.

Published: 17 Aug 2021

Federal election outcome could be unpredictable amid 4th wave, say strategists | CBC Radio

August 15, 2021| On Sunday, Justin Trudeau met with Governor General Mary Simon and asked her to dissolve Parliament, setting in motion Canada's 44th federal election. But with a fourth wave of COVID-19 looming, some experts—including the Max Bell School's Ken Boessenkool—believe the outcome of this snap election may be far from certain.

Published: 16 Aug 2021

In the digital age, who has a right to be anonymous and whose information has a right to be secure? | The Globe and Mail

August 13, 2021 |  "Anonymity is seen by many as an inherent right in the digital age. But is this right absolute?". In this op-ed in the Globe and Mail, Max Bell School Professor Taylor Owen takes a critical look at the shift in the discourse surrounding online privacy. To learn more about the digital tools currently being used to circumvent anonymity and the far-reaching socio-political influences of encryption technology, read on.

Published: 16 Aug 2021

The key to Canadian economic prosperity that no one’s talking about | The Globe and Mail

What is the future of monetary policy in Canada? Journalist Andrew Coyne breaks down options for the Bank of Canada's mandate renewal, highlighting the ideas presented at Choosing the Right Target: a recent conference hosted by the Max Bell School.

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Published: 12 Aug 2021

McGill University, UdeM to require students to wear masks at all times | CTV News Montreal

While some universities have opted to require students to get fully vaccinated, McGill and Université de Montréal have decided instead to mandate mask wearing for students attending lectures this fall. Find out what Max Bell School professor Pearl Eliadis had to say about vaccine mandates for students at post-secondary institutions.

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Published: 11 Aug 2021

Quebec says COVID-19 vaccine passport are coming | CTV News

As Quebec moves forward with a plan to implement vaccine passports for some non-essential services, Max Bell School professor Pearl Eliadis weighed in on possible legal and social implications.

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Published: 11 Aug 2021

How the killing of a Black man in Repentigny is fuelling calls to end racism in Quebec policing | CBC News

August 6, 2021 | The recent killing of Jean René Junior Olivier—a Black man from Repentigny, Quebec—has sparked outrage and demands for reform of Quebec policing. In this article, Max Bell School professor Pearl Eliadis comments on why accountability has been so hard to achieve.

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Published: 11 Aug 2021

What is the legality of vaccine passports? | CTV News Montreal

What legal pitfalls will the Quebec government need to avoid as it implements a vaccine passport program for the province? In this interview, Max Bell School professor Pearl Eliadis gives a rundown.

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Published: 11 Aug 2021

Climate change puts health at risk and economists have the right prescription | The Conversation

June 24, 2021 | "We’re paying for climate change with our health." Co-written by Courtney Howard of the University of Calgary and Max Bell School director Chris Ragan, this article explains how the disruptive events caused by climate change are posing a climbing risk to our health and healthcare systems. From wildfires and severe storms to heat waves and poor-quality air, learn more about the environmental factors threatening our physical well-being.

Published: 8 Jul 2021

Andrew Potter: Why cancelling Canada Day until further notice would backfire | National Post

July 1, 2021 | "Canada is a big country with a long and messy history, and we are probably closer to the beginning than to the end of our reckoning." Writing for the National Post, Max Bell School professor Andrew Potter shared his view that, in a country which will be pushing forward on Reconciliation for many years to come, "cancelling" Canada Day is a not as simple as many think.

Published: 8 Jul 2021

COVID 'vaccine passports' won't be needed for essential services: Dubé | Montreal Gazette

July 9, 2021 | In light of news from the Légault government that COVID-19 "vaccine passports" will be required for certain activities in hotspot regions of Quebec, Max Bell School professor Pearl Eliadis commented on the international legal standards such passports will need to meet.

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Published: 8 Jul 2021

Four years on, past critics are silent on whether fears around transgender human rights bill were founded | The Hill Times

June 23, 2021 | Four years after Parliament passed Bill C-16, which enshrined protections for transgender and gender-diverse Canadians into law, what are past opponents of the bill saying? According to Max Bell School professor Pearl Eliadis, critics' concerns were "akin to conspiracy theories."

Published: 29 Jun 2021

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