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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.

Health Interview

Doctors establish pregnancy info website

People around the world can now access a new website about pregnancy established by the Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada (SOGC). The society has for years published information for its doctor members but an email prompted its director» 

Canadian headlines Lifestyle Society

Legal clinic challenges panhandling law

A community legal clinic in Toronto is going to court to challenge a law against panhandling in the province of Ontario. Clinic finds law violates rights The Fair Change clinic says the law violates several constitutional rights guaranteed by the» 

Canadian headlines Health Lifestyle

Cycling to work reduces stress, researchers find

Researchers at Concordia University have found that cycling to work can help reduce stress and improve work performance. About six per cent of Canadians cycled to work in 2011 and that number is believed to be growing. It is however,» 

Interview Politics

Proposed security law gets mixed review

The Canadian government has proposed new legislation to replace a controversial anti-terrorism law which has increased the powers of security agencies and raised concerns about charter rights. Observers see good and bad in it. ‘A really good thing’ “The really» 

Canadian headlines Health

Methods of contraception not widely understood

Although contraception has changed over the years, a survey has found many Canadian women are uninformed and 61 per cent reported they had unintended pregnancies. The survey was conducted in 2016 for the Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada.» 

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New exhibit brings museum visitors to the Arctic

The Canadian Museum of Nature has opened a new gallery it hopes will “transform people’s understanding of the Arctic.” It recreates the Arctic’s natural landscapes and its plants and animals, and visitors can hear the voices of the people who» 

Canadian headlines Health Science and Technology Society

Study finds suicide barrier worked

Researchers at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre have found that a barrier installed to prevent suicide on a Toronto bridge worked over the long term. The Bloor Street Viaduct was the second most-often bridge used for suicide after the Golden Gate» 

Interview Politics Society

Changes to information law fall short, say activists

While some proposed changes to Canada’s Access to Information Act are welcome, activists say they do not go far enough. This law allows Canadians to request information from the government and it provides for an independent Information Commissioner to handle» 

Canadian headlines Education

Website offers free advice to investors

People who want to learn about investing their money now have access to an updated website run by the regulatory agency, the Ontario Securities Commission (OSC). The site is accessible to mobile devices and tablets and provides investing articles, videos,» 

Canadian headlines Health Politics

Premier, academics signal concern over legalizing pot

The Canadian government plans to legalize the recreational use of marijuana in July 2018 but there is concern about the plan coming from political and academic quarters. The finance minister in the western province of Manitoba says the date should»