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October 21, 2021

Queen's In The News Thursday, October 21, 2021

Expert Faculty/Department Media Outlets
Drummond, Don
  • School of Policy Studies
iPolitics: Not everyone thinks COVID benefits should continue
Canada’s labour market has returned to pre-pandemic levels, so are COVID-19 benefits needed? Prof. Drummond says the current employment-insurance system can now handle the load but Ottawa should continue offering modified COVID-19 benefits to struggling businesses.
Evans, Gerald
  • School of Medicine
  • Biomedical and Molecular Sciences
  • Medicine
  • Division of Infectious Diseases
  • Pathology and Molecular Medicine
Ottawa Citizen: Open slowly and steadily to prevent a rise of COVID cases in Ontario: experts
Dr. Evans says Ontario must continue to closely monitor the impact of changes to pandemic restrictions and be prepared to change course.
Alan Giacomin
  • Engineering and Applied Science
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Mechanical and Materials Engineering
Philadelphia Inquirer: How the 6-foot social distancing rule may backfire in crowded spaces
Dr. Giacomin speaks to a new study that suggests the 6-foot social distancing rule — still widely promoted after all these months — can backfire.
Christian Leuprecht
  • Arts and Science
  • Political Studies
  • Smith School of Business
  • School of Policy Studies
CBC (Saint John): Removal of an RCMP Commanding Officer
globalnews.ca: Letter shows minister wanted commanding officer of New Brunswick RCMP replaced
ctvnews.ca: Far-right extremists in Ukrainian military bragged about Canadian training, report says
Dr. Leuprecht says a report exploring the far-right in Ukraine’s military that found neo-Nazis and supporters of far-right groups in the ranks bragged online about receiving training from Canada and other NATO nations should give Canada and its allies “pause” regarding their ongoing missions in Ukraine. Dr. Leuprecht also speaks to the decision to remove the Commanding Officer of RCMP in New Brunswick.
Ryan Riordan
  • Smith School of Business
iPolitics: Securities regulators’ move toward climate disclosure ‘significant’
Dr. Riordan says if Canada’s provincial securities regulators make publicly traded companies disclose environmental risks to investors, it will create a level playing field, and produce better environmental data.
Struzik, Ed
  • School of Policy Studies
The Tyee: Canada’s Peatlands Save Us From Wildfires and Floods
The Narwhal: Peatlands can fight natural disasters and the climate crisis. Canada needs to stop taking them for granted
Prof. Struzik talks about the importance of saving Canada's peatlands.

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