Expert: Concerns over Canada’s hydro capacity

Lower-than-normal rain and snow have reduced Canada’s hydropower production, raising worries in the industry about the effects of climate change. In March, U.S. electricity exports to Canada reached their highest level since at least 2010. The increasing flow of power north is part of a worrying trend for North America.

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Published: 5 Jun 2024

Expert: Satellite mission to decode clouds’ role in climate change

The EarthCARE satellite, a groundbreaking mission set to enhance our understanding of clouds and aerosols in the climate system, is ready for launch. Scheduled to lift off from California's Vandenberg Space Force Base aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket no earlier than May 28, 2024, this mission aims to provide invaluable data on cloud-aerosol interactions.

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Published: 24 May 2024

Expert: Treating healthcare as a calling, not a business 

Because healthcare is a calling, we must cease trying to run it like a business, according to McGill Professor Henry Mintzberg.

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Published: 15 May 2024

Expert: How wildfire haze is harming human health

Wildfires have led Environment Canada to issue air quality advisories for parts of British Columbia, Alberta, Manitoba, Saskatchewan and the Northwest Territories, as forecasters warn the smoke could drift farther east.

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Published: 14 May 2024

Experts: The impact of AI on education 

ChatGPT and other generative AI tools are changing the way students learn, from grade school to grad school.

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Published: 8 May 2024

Experts: National Hospice Palliative Care Week | May 5-11

National Hospice Palliative Care Week in Canada is a time to celebrate and highlight the incredible work to provide quality palliative care across the country. (Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association)

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Published: 7 May 2024

Expert: Donald Trump’s historic hush money trial

In New York, former U.S. President Donald Trump is standing trial on felony charges linked to hush money payments made to an adult film actress prior to the 2016 election. The historic criminal trial, the first of its kind involving a former American president, unfolds against the backdrop of the 2024 presidential race. 

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Published: 24 Apr 2024

Experts: Planet vs. Plastics | Earth Day 2024

Every year, millions of people across the globe gather on Earth Day (April 22) to celebrate the environmental movement. The 2024 theme, "Planet vs. Plastics", aims to raise awareness of the harms of plastic pollution for human and planetary health.

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Published: 19 Apr 2024

Experts: Canadian federal budget 2024

Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland will present the next budget in the House of Commons on April 16, with the government facing considerable political pressure over the economy. Ms. Freeland says the economic plan will be about “building more homes, faster, making life more affordable and creating more good jobs.” (The Globe and Mail) 

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Published: 15 Apr 2024

Expert: Instagram cracks down on teen sextortion

Instagram is aiming to make it harder for potential scammers and criminals to coerce teens into sending nude photos and extort them for money. The company announced on Thursday it is testing new features to curb an alarming trend called financial sextortion, which often targets kids and teenagers.

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Published: 11 Apr 2024

Experts: Green hydrogen

AtkinsRéalis, formerly known as SNC-Lavalin, says it has been awarded the engineering contract for the Projet Mauricie green hydrogen hub in Quebec. The development is the latest milestone for the $4-billion Mauricie project, which is being developed by TESCanada H2 Inc. The company is proposing to build a "green hydrogen" production plant in the Mauricie region of Quebec, between Montreal and Quebec City, that will be powered exclusively by renewable electricity.

Published: 8 Apr 2024

Expert: The ‘sandwiched' generation of caregivers in Canada

Who provides unpaid care in Canada's care economy? In 2022, 13.4 million Canadians aged 15 years and older (42%)—over  two in five people in this age group—provided unpaid care in the previous 12 months to children younger than 15 years old or to youth aged 15 years and older and adults with a long-term condition or disability.

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Published: 2 Apr 2024

Expert: Baltimore bridge collapse

Baltimore's Francis Scott Key Bridge collapsed early on Tuesday after a container ship smashed into a pylon, sending eight people into frigid water below. Authorities stopped people from using the bridge after getting a mayday call, which Maryland's governor said saved lives. (CTV News) 

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Published: 27 Mar 2024

Expert: Canada’s carbon tax to increase on April 1 

With the federal government under pressure to freeze its planned increase to the carbon tax, policy experts are calling for a clear-eyed debate over the legislation and its role in the country's climate goals. Conservative Leader Pierre Poilievre, along with seven premiers, have called for the scheduled April 1 hike to be scrapped, saying it will only make inflation worse.

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Published: 25 Mar 2024

Expert: HIV epidemic on the rise, with more cases in Quebec than national average

The HIV epidemic is on the rise again in Canada, with an 'alarming increase' of 24.9 per cent in reported cases across the country in 2022, according to the Canadian Foundation for AIDS Research. The Public Health Agency of Canada reported 1,833 new cases of HIV in 2022. Men aged 30 to 39 are the category with the highest rates.

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Published: 20 Mar 2024


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