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October 21, 2020

Queen's In The News Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Expert Faculty/Department Media Outlets
Drummond, Don
  • Smith School of Business
  • School of Policy Studies
Globe and Mail: Government spending plans would push federal debt burden back to 1990s levels
Professor Drummond says if the Liberals make good on the promises of last month’s Throne Speech, they will create a perpetually growing debt burden that will leave federal finances vulnerable to any rebound in interest rates.
Kimberly Hill-Tout
  • Arts and Science
  • Geography and Planning
The Conversation: A local food diet can make you and your community healthier during COVID-19
In her op-ed Hill-Tout says the potential silver lining of COVID-19 health measures may be the fostering of a healthier lifestyle and building community resilience.
Christian Leuprecht
  • Arts and Science
  • Political Studies
  • School of Policy Studies
La Presse: Plot to kidnap Governor Gretchen Whitmer
Dr. Leuprecht says he does not think it is a coincidence and believes this is a strategic effort to send a very clear signal a few weeks before the elections.
Barbara Martin
  • School of Policy Studies
Hill Times: Bob Rae’s push to move the needle on human rights at the UN
Dr. Martin says Canada definitely has a continuing role to play in advancing international standards on human rights and in holding countries to account, including itself.
Celeste Pedri-Spade
  • Arts and Science
  • Global Development Studies
Globe and Mail: Removing Sir John A. Macdonald isn’t ‘cancel culture’ – it’s a sign of a cultural renaissance
In her op-ed Dr. Pedri-Spade says Sir John A Macdonald was responsible for many atrocities including horrendous acts committed against Indigenous children and the largest mass execution of Indigenous leaders in Canada.
Smol, John
  • Arts and Science
  • Biology
  • School of Environmental Studies
globalnews.ca: What happened to the environment with 3.5 years of Trump in office
Dr. Smol says Donald Trump's policies are short term thinking and making it easier to pollute. Look at the C02 emissions, they are rising and we are in a downwards spiral.

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