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“Molson-Coors is planning to build a brewery in the Montreal area instead of renovating its existing brewery on Notre-Dame St. E. (…) While the fate of the existing brewery hasn’t been decided, Lefebvre says the company won’t abandon the site.” (Montreal Gazette)

Published on: 5 Jul 2017

“The Trudeau government is poised to offer an apology and a $10-million compensation package to former child soldier Omar Khadr for abuses he suffered while detained in the U.S. military prison for captured and suspected terrorists at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.” (The Globe and Mail)

Classified as: Payam Akhavan
Published on: 5 Jul 2017

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Here are some McGill professors available to comment on the US Executive order that suspends the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program for 120 days and suspends entry by citizens of Iraq, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen for 90 days:

Classified as: jacob levy, Andrea Bjorklund, Professor, professors, McGill, McGill University, Jose Mauricio Gaona
Published on: 26 Jun 2017

Suzanne King, Department of Psychiatry, McGill University and Douglas Institute

She can talk about the importance of keeping pregnant women away from stress, for themselves and their baby. Professor King is a specialist in prenatal maternal stress. She began the Iowa Flood Study right after major flooding in this US state in June 2008. Her group added disaster questionnaires to an existing study of pregnant women for whom mental health data had been collected prior to the flooding.

Classified as: climate change, Quebec, Flood, McGill Department of Psychiatry, rain
Published on: 9 May 2017

“A judge in San Francisco on Tuesday temporarily blocked President Trump’s efforts to starve localities of federal funds when they limit their cooperation with immigration enforcement, a stinging rejection of his threats to make so-called sanctuary cities fall in line.” (The New York Times)

Víctor M. Muñiz-Fraticelli, Professor of Law and Political Science, McGill University

Published on: 26 Apr 2017

“Ontario's Fair Housing Plan introduces a comprehensive package of measures to help more people find affordable homes, increase supply, protect buyers and renters and bring stability to the real estate market.” (Source)

Desmond Tsang, Professor, Desautels Faculty of Management, McGill University

Published on: 26 Apr 2017

What will be the impact of Brexit on Canada? What will happen with the new upcoming new Comprehensive and Economic Trade Agreement (CETA) this summer? Also, what can one expect from upcoming free trade talks between Canada and China?

Andrea Bjorklund, Professor, Faculty of Law, McGill University

Classified as: International Trade, External, Faculty of Law, Expert, brexit, Andrea Bjorklund, CETA trade
Published on: 30 Mar 2017

The OECD has released a report titled "City of Talent Montreal: An Action Plan for Boosting Employment, Innovation and Skills": “Montreal has huge potential to become one of the most dynamic cities across OECD countries, thanks to its talented and creative population. Yet the city has not demonstrated outstanding results in terms of job creation and collective wealth generation in the past few”.

Classified as: External, Professor, Expert, OECD, Richard Shearmur, School of Urban Planning
Published on: 29 Mar 2017

Finance Minister Bill Morneau will introduce the federal government's latest budget on March 22, 2017.

Richard Gold, Faculty of Law, McGill University

His area of expertise is innovation policy, the clusters the government is announcing, and other programs they may mention to bolster how Canadian firms can become world players. He teaches in the area of intellectual property, international intellectual property, comparative intellectual property, innovation policy and intellectual property management.

Classified as: faculty of medicine, budget, innovation, federal budget, Faculty of Law, Richard Gold, mark ware, cannabis
Published on: 20 Mar 2017

NASA will hold a news conference at 1 p.m. EST Wednesday, Feb. 22, to present new findings on planets that orbit stars other than our sun, known as exoplanets. The event will air live on NASA Television. (Source: NASA)

Classified as: NASA, nicolas cowan, exoplanet
Published on: 22 Feb 2017

"Palestinians reacted with anger and bafflement on Wednesday after the Trump administration apparently backed away from insisting that having two states — one for Israelis, one for Palestinians — was the only viable solution to the decades-long Middle East conflict." (New York Times)

"The peace process has been moribund. Trump and Netanyahu have shaken it up but the implications are hard to anticipate."
​—Harold Waller

Classified as: Israel, harold waller, Professor, Palestine, Expert, two-state solution
Published on: 16 Feb 2017

Here are McGill professors available to comment on the Quebec mosque shooting:

Classified as: McGill University, McGill, Daniel Weinstock, Professor, Morton Weinfeld, cécile rousseau, alain, brunet, dia dabby
Published on: 31 Jan 2017

These McGill University experts are available to comment on decisions made by Donald Trump and his team:

Classified as: jacob levy, Richard Gold, Rex Brynen, gil troy, harold waller, barry eidlin, Armand De Mestral, allison christians, Claudia Masferrer, leonardo baccini, Andrew Potter, Krzysztof Pelc, meagan bradley, Professor
Published on: 23 Jan 2017