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October 19, 2020

Queen's In The News Monday, October 19, 2020

Expert Faculty/Department Media Outlets
Amarnath Amarasingam
  • Arts and Science
  • Political Studies
  • School of Religion
570News: What's behind Trump's town hall answer on QAnon
Dr. Amarasingam says the president’s refusal to denounce QAnon and his frequent retweeting of QAnon-promoting accounts send a signal to the movement’s followers that he is “on their side” and they are “onto something.”
Boadway, Robin
  • Arts and Science
  • Economics
Globe and Mail: Will Canada emerge from the pandemic with a guaranteed basic income?
In his op-ed Professor Boadway says the idea of a guaranteed basic income has considerable merit. If designed properly, it could simplify Canada’s social safety net while strengthening it so fewer people fall below the poverty line.
Michelle Cohen
  • Health Sciences
  • School of Medicine
  • Family Medicine
CBC Online: Majority of gun-related deaths in Ontario are suicides, new report shows
Dr. Cohen says we need to look at guns through a public health lens, because primarily what we're looking at when we see gun fatalities, is that they're connected to mental health much more than I think we appreciate.
Christian Leuprecht
  • Arts and Science
  • Political Studies
  • Smith School of Business
  • School of Policy Studies
Hill Times: ‘Six systemic crises’ confronting Canada, and politicians, policy-makers, health-care professionals need ‘systems thinking’ to tackle them
Dr. Leuprecht says a particularly strong prime minister can largely act as an almost unchecked sovereign as long as they can maintain the confidence of Parliament.
Linda Mussell
  • Arts and Science
  • Political Studies
The Conversation: Worsening conditions in prisons during COVID-19 further marginalize criminalized women
In her op-ed Dr. Mussell says challenges with safely detaining people during a pandemic should never be met with escalation of security, but rather with a critical examination of whether incarceration is acceptable at all.
Amrita Roy
  • Health Sciences
  • School of Medicine
CKWS/Global Kingston: Researchers at Queen’s University examine the impact COVID-19 has on indigenous peoples living with chronic health issues
Dr. Roy discusses the impact of COVID-19 on Indigenous people.

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