Expert alerts

“Analysts forecast U.S. consumer price inflation, to be released on Wednesday, to have slowed to 1.9 percent in January from a year earlier, while the core measure is seen ticking down to 1.7 percent… An above-forecast figure could well spark a fresh selloff in stocks and bonds. Central bankers have not exhibited much concern over the equity rout, indicating they intend to push on with plans to tighten monetary policy this year.” (Reuters)

Classified as: chris ragan, max bell school of public policy, Department of Economics, Faculty of Arts, USA
Published on: 13 Feb 2018
“The province’s Régie des marchés agricoles et alimentaires has authorized an increase in the price of milk. (…) The price hike generally ranges from four to six cents a litre.” (Montreal Gazette)
Classified as: Pascal Thériault, milk, agriculture
Published on: 2 Feb 2018
“Regulators in the state of New Hampshire have rejected a major electricity project being piloted by Quebec's hydro utility and its American partner, Eversource.” (CBC)
François Bouffard, Electrical and Computer Engineering, McGill University
Classified as: François Bouffard, Hydro-Quebec, Eversource, New Hampshire
Published on: 2 Feb 2018

“The government is to release a leaked Brexit analysis that shows the UK economy would be significantly worse off in every modelled scenario, after it decided not to oppose a Labour motion calling for the documents to be issued.” (The Guardian)

Brian Lewis, Professor of History, Department of History & Classical Studies, McGill University

Classified as: brexit, Brain Lewis, European Union, United Kingdom, Great Britain
Published on: 31 Jan 2018

NASA says that the next full moon will be a ‘super blue blood moon’. What does it mean? Kelly Lepo, coordinator of the McGill Space Institute, is available to answer your questions. (NASA)


Kelly Lepo, Coordinator, McGill Space Institute

(514) 398-4471, Kelly.Lepo [at]

Classified as: Kelly Lepo, blood moon, blue moon, McGill Space Institute
Published on: 22 Jan 2018

Expert: Philippine Volcano Erupts

“The Philippines' most active volcano exploded thunderously Monday, sending a huge grey column of lava fragments, ash and steam into the sky and prompting authorities to warn that a violent eruption may be imminent.” (CBC)


John Stix, Earth and Planetary Sciences McGill University

Classified as: Philippines, Volcano, Mount Mayon, Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, John Stix
Published on: 22 Jan 2018

A sixth round of NAFTA negotiations is taking place this week in Montreal, with key players say the focus is on constructive discussion.” (CTV News)


Kryzsztof Pelc, Political Science, McGill University

Classified as: NAFTA, Kryzsztof Pelc, Andrea Bjorklund, Ken Lester, McGill
Published on: 22 Jan 2018

January is Alzheimer’s Awareness Month in Canada. McGill and its affiliated institutions have experts in the following areas of Alzheimer’s detection and treatment who are available to comment:


Canadian Consortium on Neurodegeneration in Aging (CCNA)) based at the  Jewish General Hospital: Website

Early detection of AD through genetic and cognitive markers

Classified as: Alzheimer's disease (AD)
Published on: 18 Jan 2018

Jose Mauricio Gaona, O’Brien Fellow at the McGill Centre for Human Rights and Legal Pluralism

Under US law, immigration authorities may exercise discretionary powers to allow otherwise inadmissible or removable aliens to enter or remain in the country. Such powers include, but are not limited to: (i) deferred actions, 8 U.S.C. § 1227(d)(2), e.g., DACA, (ii) parole to enter the U.S. on humanitarian grounds, 8 U.S.C. § 1182(d)(5)(A), and (iii) Temporary Protected Status for foreign nationals of designated states and circumstances, 8 U.S.C. § 1254(a), e.g., El Salvador, Haiti.

Classified as: DACA, TPS, Jose Mauricio Gaona, O’Brien Fellow at the McGill Centre for Human Rights and Legal Pluralism, constitutional, immigration, and international law
Published on: 15 Jan 2018

Labour organizations across Ontario are holding rallies today to protest the actions some Tim Hortons franchises have taken in response to an increase in the province's minimum wage. (The Globe and Mail)


Barry Eidlin, Professor of Sociology at McGill University

Classified as: Tim Hortons, labour issues, ontario, minimum wage, barry eidlin
Published on: 10 Jan 2018

“Officials in the city of Montreal have issued the latest of several smog alerts today and they hope to improve air quality by restricting the use of wood-burning appliances made popular after the devastating ice storm of 1998.” (RCI Net)

Classified as: Department of Epidemiology, faculty of medicine, Scott Weichenthal, Jill Baumgartner, smog, air pollution
Published on: 4 Jan 2018

“Doug Jones on Tuesday became the first Democrat in a generation to win a Senate seat in Alabama.” (CNN)

Harold Waller, Political Science, McGill University

Classified as: harold waller, Alabama, Election, Republican, Democrat
Published on: 13 Dec 2017

The Geminids meteor showers will peak on the evening of Dec. 13 and continue until early morning Dec. 14. The meteors will be bright and you can see up to 120 meteors an hour stream across the sky. Observers need to go to areas with little light pollution. 

Dr. Kelly Lepo, McGill Space Institute

Classified as: Geminids, McGill University, Kelly Lepo, McGill Space Institute
Published on: 7 Dec 2017

“Prime Minister Justin Trudeau landed in Beijing on Sunday, with expanding trade with China at the top of his agenda. As the United States under President Trump becomes increasingly protectionist, Canada is moving in the opposite direction.” (New York Times)

Krzysztof J. Pelc, Political Science, McGill University

Published on: 4 Dec 2017