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David Walker: Seven Oaks’ “past deficiencies were all addressed prior to the COVID-19 outbreak and were not a factor” in the ongoing infections at the home, a city spokesperson said. CANADA Seven Oaks, where 16 have died in the COVID-19 crisis, had infect

Seven Oaks, where 16 have died in the COVID-19 crisis, had infection control problems flagged by inspector last year

April 8, 2019
The Toronto Star - Jesse McLean with comments by David Walker, Professor School of Policy Studies, Queen's University


A Scarborough nursing home where at least 16 residents have died from COVID-19 had flaws in its infection control protocols meant to detect and reduce outbreaks, according to an October 2019 inspection report.

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Hugh Segal: Ottawa is handing out $2,000 cheques to out-of-work Canadians. Could a basic income be next?

Ottawa is handing out $2,000 cheques to out-of-work Canadians. Could a basic income be next?

April 5, 2019
The Toronto Star - Laurie Monsebraaten with comments by Hugh Segal, Matthews Fellow in Global Public Policy, School of Policy Studies, Queen's University


Peter Martin doesn’t get it.

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Warren Mabee: TC Energy to start building Keystone XL pipeline after Alberta government invests $1.1B US

TC Energy to start building Keystone XL pipeline after Alberta government invests $1.1B US

March 31, 2020

CBC Online News, with comments by Warren Mabee, Director and Associate Dean, School of Policy Studies, Queen's University


TC Energy Corp. gave the go-ahead Tuesday for construction of its $8-billion US Keystone XL pipeline project, with help from the Alberta government.

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Kathy Brock: Stuck in self-isolation, these Canadians are using their skills to make medical supplies

Stuck in self-isolation, these Canadians are using their skills to make medical supplies

March 31, 2020

The Globe and Mail - Tom Cardoso with comments from Kathy Brock, Professor, School of Policy Studies/Dept. of Political Studies, Queen's University


Stuck in self-isolation, Phil Tucker figured he’d build a shelf.

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Warren Mabee: Alberta’s record-low oil prices: what the coronavirus and a supply glut mean for the province

Alberta’s record-low oil prices: what the coronavirus and a supply glut mean for the province

March 20, 2020

The Narwhal, Sharon J. Riley with comments by Warren Mabee, Director and Associate Dean, School of Policy Studies, Queen's University


As world stock markets plunge in response to the novel coronavirus pandemic, Albertans have their eye on the price of oil.

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Warren Mabee: The coronavirus is just the latest blow to oil producers

The coronavirus is just the latest blow to oil producers

March 17, 2020

The Conversation, Warren Mabee, Director and Associate Dean, School of Policy Studies, Queen's University


Since the end of February, oil prices have plunged, with the base price for West Texas Intermediate (the de facto North American standard) declining from more than US$50 a barrel to less than $30.

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Barbara Martin: Vet MPs say future of Afghanistan up to Afghan people, as fragile U.S.-Taliban peace deal in balance

Vet MPs say future of Afghanistan up to Afghan people, as fragile U.S.-Taliban peace deal in balance

March 9, 2020
The HIll Times - Neil Moss, with commentary by Barbara Martin, Adjunct Professor, School of Policy Studies, Queen's University


'You're ultimately there to set the conditions to allow the Afghans to sort of handle their own internal security challenges and to build that capacity up across all different sides of the house to have long lasting peace,' Conservative MP Alex Ruff says.

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Barbara Martin: Eight years after, Canada's move to close Iranian embassy still controversial

Eight years after, Canada's move to close Iranian embassy still controversial

January 18, 2020
CBC Radio - Barbara Martin, Adjunct Professor, School of Policy Studies, Queen's University


Former Conservative government suspended diplomatic relations in 2012

The final act of foreign officer Barbara Martin's career was to oversee the closure of the Canadian embassy in Tehran in 2012 — a decision that continues to divide members of this country's Iranian community.

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