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March 24, 2021

Queen's In The News Wednesday, March 24, 2021

Expert Faculty/Department Media Outlets
Aiken, Sharry
  • Law
Toronto Star: Many immigration detainees fight for their freedom with no lawyer. A new Ontario program aims to change that
Prof. Aiken says for decades, immigration detainees have fallen through the cracks.
Amarnath Amarasingam
  • Arts and Science
  • Political Studies
  • School of Religion
ctvnews.ca: 'An impossible choice to make': A Montreal woman's push to repatriate her niece from Syrian camp
Dr. Amarasingam says the moral thing for Canada to do is to bring back Canadians from Syria, then provide support for the children who were born there, through no fault of their own.
Cockfield, Arthur
  • Law
National Post: The CRA is watching you: Auditors scouring social media for unreported income from influencers
Prof. Cockfield says the CRA should try to head off tax evasion or avoidance in the rapidly growing platform economy.
Evans, Gerald
  • School of Medicine
  • Biomedical and Molecular Sciences
  • Medicine
  • Division of Infectious Diseases
  • Pathology and Molecular Medicine
globalnews.ca: Canada expected to revise COVID school guidelines this summer
Dr. Evans says changing the social distancing in schools to three feet — down from six feet — might allow for denser classroom populations, but it would require strictly maintaining all the other measures.
Pardy, Bruce
  • Law
The Agenda with Steven Paikin, TVO: Ontario NDP's Ambitious Climate Plan
Prof. Pardy says the NDP climate change plan is not well costed and disagrees with the strategy.
Jacob Robbins-Kanter
  • Arts and Science
  • Political Studies
Toronto Star: Ontario to reveal budget Wednesday, spending will focus on COVID-19 recovery
Winnipeg Free Press: Ontario to reveal budget Wednesday, spending will focus on COVID-19 recovery
ctvnews.ca: Ontario to reveal budget Wednesday, spending will focus on COVID-19 recovery
CP24: Ontario to reveal budget Wednesday, spending will focus on COVID-19 recovery
PhD Candidate Robbins-Kanter says he doesn’t expect Ontario will chart a path to balance the budget since a third wave of COVID-19 is underway.
Courtney Szto
  • Arts and Science
  • School of Kinesiology and Health Studies
The Province: Szto says NCAA hoops fiasco shows how sports still needs to put 'out fires here and there' regarding gender equity
Dr. Szto says the example of the NCAA women's weight room shows that we have not genuinely embraced the need for gender equity in sports.
Robert Way
  • Arts and Science
  • Geography and Planning
CBC Online: The sea ice in northern Labrador is thinning — fast. Here's why the Inuit are worried
Dr. Way says a year like this gives us a bit of a window into the types of ice conditions that we will see on average in future years.

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