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June 23, 2022

Queen's In The News Thursday, June 23, 2022

Expert Faculty/Department Media Outlets
Brock, Kathy
  • Arts and Science
  • School of Policy Studies
  • Political Studies
CHML 900 (Hamilton radio): Truth and reconciliation and the Canadian government, Canada boosts continental defences and U.S. relations, Prime Minister Trudeau's troubles
Dr. Brock talks about the public’s opinion of the Prime Minister during the pandemic and says his popularity dropped the most during the blockade in Ottawa (cue 30:30).
Hird, Myra
  • Arts and Science
  • School of Environmental Studies
CBC TV: CBC Rundown
Dr. Hird talks about Canada banning the manufacturing and import of single-use plastics, and how packaging waste is a bigger problem in Canada than the plastic bags and plastic cutlery that is being banned.
Neil Hoult
  • Engineering and Applied Science
  • Civil Engineering
Global News: Queen’s University leads research to reduce concrete’s carbon dioxide emissions
Dr. Hoult talks about the team of researchers at Queen’s who are involved in developing ways of reducing concrete’s emissions footprint.
Christian Leuprecht
  • Arts and Science
  • Political Studies
  • Smith School of Business
  • School of Policy Studies
Toronto Star: Systemic silence or dutiful investigation? Experts weigh N.S. RCMP decision amid raging commissioner controversy
CBC TV: CBC Nova Scotia News June 22, 2022 (cue 33:10)
Dr. Leuprecht weighs in on RCMP Commissioner Brenda Lucki denying claims that she interfered in the N.S. shooting investigation. He also talks about the reasons why police don’t release information about weapons used in crimes, such as trying to track down a firearm’s origins or concern over revealing how they obtained information.
Erica Pimentel
  • Smith School of Business
Toronto Star: Explaining the cryptocurrency crash
Dr. Pimentel says there are two main reasons crypto is dropping right now. The first is that events in the crypto space have undermined confidence, and the second is that the high inflation and rising interest rates are making people pull away from risky assets.

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