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June 16, 2020

Queen's In The News Tuesday, June 16, 2020

Expert Faculty/Department Media Outlets
Aiken, Sharry
  • Law
globalnews.ca: Facing deportation, this Ottawa woman uses her time to sew masks to fight coronavirus
Professor Aiken says what’s gone wrong in this case is a story that’s very common across a wide range of refugee claimants. If files aren’t submitted by a certain date, the refugee board must mark it abandoned
Amarnath Amarasingam
  • Arts and Science
  • School of Religion
globalnews.ca: Canadians at camp for ISIS families fingerprinted, questioned as part of drive to support repatriation
Dr. Amarasingam says there may be a plan to move several thousand families to a different facility called Roj Camp, and to isolate hardcore ISIS members from the rest of the population.
Evans, Gerald
  • School of Medicine
  • Biomedical and Molecular Sciences
  • Division of Infectious Diseases
  • Pathology and Molecular Medicine
La Presse: A second wave of "inevitable" COVID-19 in Canada
Dr. Evans says a resurgence in Canada is very likely to start among young adults who will resume social activities.
Lang, Eugene
  • School of Policy Studies
Ottawa Citizen: COVID-19 aftermath – the government can't keep improvising forever
In his op-ed Lang says in today’s federal government we are seeing a degree of crisis-driven innovation unimaginable three months ago.
Christian Leuprecht
  • Arts and Science
  • Political Studies
  • School of Policy Studies
Toronto Star: Was the government right to suspend regular sittings of Parliament?
Edmonton Sun: Greatest outrage is Trudeau limiting debate on $150-billion COVID-19 relief bill
In the Toronto Star op-ed Dr. Leuprecht says Canada’s federal government has not only capitalized on the virus to limit democratic debate, but also effectively put the very ability of Parliament to carry out its functions up for debate altogether. He also noted in the Edmonton Sun, the United Kingdom, Australia, and New Zealand have managed to hold more or less regular sittings throughout the coronavirus crisis.
Levine-Rasky, Cynthia
  • Arts and Science
  • Gender Studies
  • Sociology
  • Education
globalnews.ca: Facing deportation, this Ottawa woman uses her time to sew masks to fight coronavirus
Dr. Levine-Rasky says the downside to that is there is no national homeland to return to (Yugoslavia), nor is there a country of origin that can advocate for them collectively.
Emilie Norris-Roozmon
  • Arts and Science
  • Biology
Toronto Star: How to protect yourself from bites and tick-borne diseases this summer
Norris-Roozmon says clothing is fairly effective, yet the No. 1 preventive strategy against contracting a tick bite above all other preventive behaviour is to perform a thorough tick check.

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