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Experts: COVID-19

Quebec's COVID-19 vaccination campaign is slowly ramping up, with those born in 1936 and earlier in the general population able to get shots as early as next week. Premier François Legault made the announcement during Tuesday afternoon's COVID-19 briefing at Montreal's Olympic Stadium. (CBC News)

Published: 24 Feb 2021

Experts: Mars 2020’s Perseverance landing in Jezero Crater

NASA’s science rover Perseverance, the most advanced astrobiology laboratory ever sent to another world, streaked through the Martian atmosphere on Thursday, February 18 and landed safely on the floor of a vast crater, its first stop on a search for traces of ancient microbial life on the Red Planet. (National Post)

Published: 19 Feb 2021

Expert: Millions of Texans are still without power as winter storms continue

A rare deep freeze in Texas that raised demand for power forced the U.S. state's electric grid operator on Monday to impose rotating blackouts that left nearly three million customers without electricity. The cold snap sweeping Texas reached the northern part of neighboring Mexico as well, where authorities said 4.7 million users lost power early on Monday, February 15. (CBC News)

Published: 19 Feb 2021

Experts: Federal government approves Air Canada purchase of Transat A.T. Inc.

The federal government has approved Air Canada's purchase of competing airline Transat A.T. Inc. under a series of strict terms and conditions the government says "are in the interest of Canadians." A statement released by the transport minister's office said the impact of COVID-19 was a key factor in the final decision to approve the purchase. (CBC News)

Published: 12 Feb 2021

Experts: Black History Month | February 2021

During Black History Month, Canadians celebrate the many achievements and contributions of Black Canadians who, throughout history, have done so much to make Canada the culturally diverse, compassionate, and prosperous nation it is today. (Government of Canada)

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Published: 3 Feb 2021

Expert: Military forces stages coup in Myanmar

Myanmar’s military staged a coup Monday and detained senior politicians including state counsellor and Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi — a sharp reversal of the significant, if uneven, progress toward democracy the Southeast Asian nation has made following five decades of military rule. (

Published: 1 Feb 2021

Experts: Julie Payette stepping down as governor general

Governor General Julie Payette and her secretary, Assunta di Lorenzo, are resigning after an outside workplace review of Rideau Hall found that the pair presided over a toxic work environment. Last year, an independent consulting firm was hired by the Privy Council Office to review reports that Payette was responsible for workplace harassment at Rideau Hall. (CBC News)

Published: 1 Feb 2021

Experts: International Day of Education | January 24

The United Nations General Assembly proclaimed January 24 as the International Day of Education, in celebration of the role of education for peace and development. The theme of the 3rd International Day of Education is ‘Recover and Revitalize Education for the COVID-19 Generation’. Now is the time to power education by stepping up collaboration and international solidarity to place education and lifelong learning at the center of the recovery.

Published: 22 Jan 2021

Experts: United States set to rejoin the Paris Climate Agreement

U.S. President Joe Biden returned the United States to the worldwide fight to slow global warming in one of his first official acts Wednesday and immediately launched a series of climate-friendly efforts that would transform how Americans drive and get their power. Biden signed an executive order rejoining the Paris climate accord within hours of taking the oath of office, fulfilling a campaign pledge.

Published: 21 Jan 2021

Experts: Joe Biden’s presidential inauguration

Joe Biden will be sworn in as the 46th president of the United States on Wednesday under a pledge to "heal" the country as it grapples with an ongoing pandemic, economic uncertainty and deep political divisions. Extra security measures will be in place following the violence that erupted at the U.S. Capitol on January 6 as rioters sought to stop Congress from certifying the president-elect's win over Donald Trump.

Published: 19 Jan 2021

Expert: Canada continues to ‘make the case’ for Keystone XL to Joe Biden’s team

Canada’s Natural Resources Minister Seamus O’Regan says the government is continuing to “make the case” for the Keystone XL pipeline expansion despite reported plans from Joe Biden to immediately quash the project. His comments come on the heels of reports that Biden is planning to cancel the planned pipeline expansion as one of his first moves after becoming U.S. president.

Published: 19 Jan 2021

Expert: Couche-Tard's retail lab on campus gives peek at tech trials

Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc. and McGill University are opening a retail lab in Montreal that will let consumers get a taste for technologies that may transform retail in the in the current and post-COVID-19 pandemic world. It will give McGill faculty and students a chance to do research and testing in a real retail environment. (BNN Bloomberg)

Published: 15 Jan 2021

Experts: Pro-Trump chaos on Capitol Hill

Last week pro-Trump protesters stormed the legislature as lawmakers were set to review the Electoral College votes that made Joe Biden the president. (Globe and Mail)

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Published: 6 Jan 2021

Experts: 2020 Holiday Season

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Published: 2 Dec 2020

Experts: Black Friday and holiday shopping during the COVID-19 pandemic

In normal times, the holiday shopping season is when retailers and other businesses can make the money they need to survive leaner months. But with lockdowns being implemented in parts of the country, and rising COVID-19 infections, bringing those customers into the store is difficult if not impossible.

Published: 24 Nov 2020

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