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Experts: Donald Trump's Administration

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

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Published: 23 Jan 2017

Expert: Giant iceberg breaks off Antarctica

"One of the biggest icebergs on record has broken away from Antarctica, scientists said on Wednesday, creating an extra hazard for ships around the continent as it breaks up." (CBC)

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Published: 12 Jul 2017

Interest rates - Bank of Canada meeting (July 12, 2017)

“For months the consensus has been that interest rates in Canada would remain stable right into 2018. Now Bank of Canada governor Stephen Poloz and his colleagues are dropping broad hints that the central bank will move a lot sooner, perhaps as early as next Wednesday’s meeting.” (Toronto Star)

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Published: 11 Jul 2017

Venezuela: Peace offering from Maduro

“The transfer of Venezuela's most prominent political prisoner from a military stockade to house arrest was widely viewed as a peace offering by President Nicolas Maduro to opponents who have led months of street protests against his beleaguered government.” (CBC)

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Published: 10 Jul 2017

Expert: preventing concussions this summer

This summer, whether in summer camps or sports leagues, children will practise outdoor sports. However, parents and educators need to be aware of the risk of head injury and concussion. Professor Isabelle Gagnon is available to speak about prevention and rehabilitation following a traumatic brain injury.

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Published: 6 Jul 2017

Expert : Rising Tension with North Korea

“President Trump warned Thursday that North Korea could face “some pretty severe” consequences after its defiant test of an intercontinental ballistic missile, but Washington also confronted firm opposition from Russia and China over any possible response.” (Washington Post)...

Published: 6 Jul 2017

Experts: Molson plans new Montreal-area brewery

“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)

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Published: 5 Jul 2017

Expert: Omar Khadr to receive apology and compensation package

“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)

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Published: 5 Jul 2017

Experts: U.S. travel ban

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:

 

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Published: 26 Jun 2017

Floods in Quebec

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

Published: 9 May 2017

Experts: Dairy, lumber and NAFTA (***UPDATED***)

“U.S. President Donald Trump's surprisingly caustic complaints about trade with Canada in recent days could be setting the stage for a broader renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement than previously advertised.” (Metro News)

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Published: 26 Apr 2017

Expert: Sanctuary cities (***NEW***)

“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)

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Published: 26 Apr 2017

Expert: Ontario's Fair Housing Plan

“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

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Published: 26 Apr 2017

Expert on Trade: Brexit, CETA, and Canada-China free trade

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

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Published: 30 Mar 2017

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