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Lynn Desjardins
Lynn Desjardins
Born and raised in Montreal, Quebec, Lynn has dedicated her working life to journalism. After decades in the field, she still believes journalism to be a pillar of democracy and she remains committed to telling stories she believes are important or interesting. Lynn loves Canada and embraces all seasons: skiing, skating, and sledding in winter, hiking, swimming and playing tennis in summer and running all the time. She is a voracious consumer of Canadian literature, public radio programs and classical music. Family and friends are most important. Good and unusual foods are fun. She travels when possible and enjoys the wilderness.

Animals Column Environment

Bison collared and tracked on western prairie ranch

Bison are huge, shaggy and fierce-looking animals and I was amazed to learn that conservationists in western Canada were catching them and fitting them with collars. Nine females were recently collared with a GPS device so they can be tracked» 

Animals Canadian headlines Lifestyle

Butterflies, live, at museum will chase winter blues

Winter in Canada is long, cold and dark, but the Canadian Museum of Nature will brighten things up by offering visitors the chance to walk among dozens of species of butterflies starting tomorrow. The butterflies come from two sustainable farms» 

Economy Environment Interview

Canada lagging behind on electric vehicles: think-tank

Canada must do more to promote electric vehicles to meet its goals of reducing greenhouse gases and also to reap economic benefits, reports the think-tank Clean Energy Canada. In 2016, only 0.6 per cent of car sales in Canada were» 

Arts and Entertainment Interview Lifestyle

Canadians’ interests revealed in Google searches

Hurricane Irma was one of the topics most searched by Canadians in 2017, according to the 17th annual survey of top-trending searches on Google. The hurricane that battered the Caribbean and Florida starting on August 30th  was also widely searched» 

Canadian headlines Economy Society

Using tax havens is morally wrong, think most Canadians: survey

A recent survey suggests 90 per cent of Canadians believe it is morally wrong for large corporations to avoid paying taxes by using off-shore tax havens, even though the practice is legal. Information from the massive Paradise Papers leak and» 

Canadian headlines Environment Politics

Climate change measure on clean fuel is applauded

The Canadian government is planning to require energy providers that use fossil fuel to reduce their carbon footprint, and that is getting high praise from a clean energy think-tank. The government has released a policy framework that will include a» 

Canadian headlines International Work & Labour Your choices

Bombardier reassures unions on C-series jets

Unions representing Bombardier workers in both Canada and Northern Ireland called today’s Montreal meeting with the company’s CEO “positive” in light of U.S. plans to impose a heavy tariff on C-series planes. The Unifor and Unite unions have joined forces» 

Interview Lifestyle

Food prices, trends to change in Canada: report

The price of food is expected to increase two to three per cent for Canadians in 2018 and food trends will likely change to meet the growing demand for convenience, according to the Food Price Report. This report was prepared» 

Environment International Interview

Coal investments subvert Canada’s climate policy: advocacy group

Canadian pension funds and corporations are subverting federal government efforts to phase out coal worldwide, says John Bennett, senior policy advisor with the Friends of the Earth Canada. Canada named 8th largest investor in coal In October 2017, Canada teamed» 

Canadian headlines Health Science and Technology

‘Man flu’ may be a real thing, says doctor

Men may actually get sicker from respiratory viruses and may not be just exaggerating their symptoms, says Dr. Kyle Sue. The doctor based in Canada’s northern territory of Nunavut reviewed some scientific literature to find out whether men have weaker»