The Link Online team, Lynn Desjardins, left, Marc Montgomery, centre, and Levon Sevunts,
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The LINK Online, Sat. May 21, 2016

Your hosts this week, Lynn Desjardins, Leven Sevunts, and Carmel Kilkenny

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OUCH! That’s the name of a lab at Toronto’s York University. Researchers there study pain in children and how to reduce it. They’ve observed over 700 children getting vaccinations with needles over the years. They had ideas about why some children get upset and frightened, and why others don’t. Then they were shocked to find, they were wrong!  Lynn Desjardins spoke with Prof. Rebecca Pillai Riddell, a psychologist and head of the lab, to find out more.

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Temporary foreign workers, are a vital part of Canada’s economy. The program can provide a pathway for some of these workers to eventually settle in Canada. But abuses of the program, and some of the workers, forced the government to act. this past week, the Liberal government began a review of the programs in Ottawa. Syed Hussan works with the advocacy group, No One is Illegal. Carmel Kilkenny spoke with him to find out more about the challenges T F W’s face, and what needs to change.

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They’ve been part of Montreal history for the last 374 years. But as of May 24th, 2016, municipal authorities have imposed a moratorium on the use of draft horses to pull Montreal’s iconic caleches that provide visitors and Montrealers alike, with a different persepctive of Old Montreal. Levon Sevunts looks into what prompted the moratorium, and why now?


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