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Experts: 2022 Holiday Season

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Published: 16 Dec 2022

Experts: Russia's invasion of Ukraine

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Climate implications | Disinformation | Economic sanctions | Foreign policy | Investments and supply chains | Russian and Ukrainian politics

Published: 2 Dec 2022

Experts: World AIDS Day | December 1  

World AIDS Day brings together people from around the world to raise awareness about HIV/AIDS and demonstrate international solidarity in the face of the pandemic. The day is an opportunity for public and private partners to spread awareness about the status of the pandemic and encourage progress in HIV/AIDS prevention, treatment, and care around the world. (WHO) 

Published: 1 Dec 2022

Expert: World's largest active volcano erupts in Hawaii

Early Tuesday, lava is shooting 100 feet to 200 feet (30 to 60 metres) into the air as Hawaii's Mauna Loa, the world's largest active volcano, erupts for the first time in nearly 40 years. (CTV) 

Fiona D’Arcy, PhD candidate, Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences 

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Published: 29 Nov 2022

Experts: COP 15 UN Biodiversity Conference

Despite on-going efforts, biodiversity is deteriorating worldwide, and this decline is projected to worsen with business-as-usual scenarios.

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Published: 25 Nov 2022

Experts: U.S. midterm elections

Control of the U.S. Congress hung in the balance early Wednesday as Democrats showed surprising strength, defeating Republicans in a series of competitive races and defying expectations that high inflation and President Joe Biden's low approval ratings would drag the party down. (CBC News)

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Published: 9 Nov 2022

Expert: Ontario government's use of notwithstanding clause in union dispute

The Ontario government filed an application with the labour board to stop job action from a union of 55,000 education support workers who walked off the job to defy the passing of a bill that stripped them of their right to strike. On November 3, Ontario used the Constitution’s notwithstanding clause to strip an education workers union of its right to strike in an attempt to avoid disrupting classrooms.

Published: 4 Nov 2022

Expert: Right whale population continued to decline in 2021

The population of critically endangered North Atlantic right whales continued to decline in 2021, according to the latest estimate that puts the surviving population at 340. (CBC News) 

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Published: 25 Oct 2022

Expert: Hydro-Quebec seals $2 billion deal to buy New England power firm

Canada’s Hydro-Quebec agreed to buy Great River Hydro LLC and its 13 hydroelectric generating stations in a $2 billion deal, expanding its footprint in the northeastern US where it’s been supplying electricity for decades. (Bloomberg) 

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Published: 12 Oct 2022

Experts: 2022 Quebec election results

François Legault has been elected for a second mandate as Quebec premier with a majority government. Addressing supporters at his campaign headquarters, Legault told a large crowd that some of his key priorities will be the economy and tackling inflation. (CTV News). 

Published: 7 Oct 2022

Expert: World Alzheimer's Day 2022

The World Alzheimer Report 2022 – Life after diagnosis: Navigating treatment, care and support, co-authored by experts from McGill University, focuses on the urgent need for significant improvements to essential post-diagnosis treatment, care and support services for the over 55 million people living with dementia across the globe and robust plans to support the forecast 139 million people by 2050.

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Published: 21 Sep 2022

Experts: Queen Elizabeth, Canada's head of state, dead at 96

Queen Elizabeth, Canada's head of state and the longest-reigning British monarch, has died. Elizabeth became Queen in 1952, at the relatively tender age of 25, and presided over the country and the Commonwealth, including Canada, for seven decades. Those 70 years as monarch were recognized during this year's Platinum Jubilee events, which reached their height in London in early June. (CBC News)

Published: 8 Sep 2022

Expert: Hudson's Bay to resurrect discount retail chain Zellers

Discount department store Zellers hopes to make a comeback next year, a decade after the Canadian chain shuttered most of its locations. Hudson's Bay Co. says Zellers will debut a new e-commerce website and expand its brick-and-mortar footprint within select Hudson's Bay department stores across the country in early 2023.

Published: 18 Aug 2022

Expert: Pope Francis apologizes for forced assimilation of Indigenous children at residential schools 

The first day of Pope Francis's "penitential pilgrimage" began with a heartfelt apology delivered at the site of one of Canada's largest residential schools and ended with blessings and songs at an intimate service in the only designated Indigenous church in Canada. In a morning event in a First Nation community in central Alberta, Pope Francis apologized for members of the Catholic Church who co-operated with Canada's "devastating" policy of Indigenous residential schools.

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Published: 27 Jul 2022

Experts: Random COVID-19 testing resumes at four major airports

Mandatory random COVID-19 testing resumed on Tuesday, July 19 for vaccinated travellers coming into Canada through four major airports. The tests for select passengers landing in Toronto, Vancouver, Calgary and Montreal will be completed outside the airports, either through an in-person appointment or a virtual appointment for a self-swab test.

Published: 19 Jul 2022

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