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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.

Canadian headlines Society

Sky high rescue fascinates Toronto

We don’t know yet why a young woman climbed a crane in downtown Toronto and then slid down a cable. But she has been charged with mischief, according to CBC reporter Lauren Pelley. After her rescue, the young woman was» 

Interview Society

New credit card carries fingerprint validation

MasterCard has unveiled a new credit card which is validated with the holder’s fingerprint and contains the sensor needed to read it. The company says the technology is more secure and “it’s not something that can be taken or replicated.”» 

Canadian headlines Economy Education Society

Students say tuition discriminates, fuels family debt

The Canadian Federation of Students says that government underfunding of post-secondary education is fueling the crisis of household debt in Canada. Canadian families have debts that average 171 per cent of their disposable income and amount to more than the» 

Canadian headlines Health Science and Technology

Government to fund research on brain diseases, disorders

Neurological conditions affect an estimated 2.3 million Canadians and the government will spend millions on brain research to try to help. Among the disorders and diseases are depression, stroke, Alzheimer’s, multiple sclerosis, autism and Parkinson’s. Canada has the highest rate» 

Environment Interview Science and Technology Society

Scientists concerned Arctic climate change much faster than expected

Temperatures in the Arctic are rising two times higher than the rest of the planet and are already affecting other parts of the world, according to an international assessment. The latest studies on the north were examined by 90 scientists» 

Canadian headlines Immigration & Refuge Society Your choices

Canada removes threat of deportation for sponsored partners

One of Canada’s immigration rules has had a “devastating impact” on women in abusive relationships, say advocates, and they are applauding its repeal. According to the terms of conditional permanent residence, spouses or partners who were sponsored to come to» 

Canadian headlines Economy Society

Pilot project will test guaranteed minimum income

The province of Ontario is launching a pilot project that will provide a minimum income for a test group of people. The stated aim is to “better support vulnerable workers and to improve health and education outcomes for people on» 

Canadian headlines Society Your choices

Car rentals companies to pay $1.25-million-dollar penalty

Hertz Canada and Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group Canada have agreed to pay $1.25 million after the Canadian government’s Competition Bureau investigated their advertising. Canadian law requires fair advertising The bureau’s mandate includes promoting truth in advertising and discouraging deceptive business» 

Health International Interview Society

A call for action after clothing factory disaster

Today is the fourth anniversary of the collapse of a factory in Bangladesh which killed 1,130 workers and injured 2,500. Since then, activists have tried to get 72 clothing and shoe retailers around the world to divulge the names and» 

Canadian headlines Indigenous Politics Society

Former cabinet minister violated ethics law

Canada’s former minister of public safety has been found to have violated conflict of interest rules. The ethics commissioner Mary Dawson issued a report showing that Vic Toews worked for two indigenous communities too soon after he left office in»