L-R: Terry Haig, Vincenzo Morello, Marc Montgomery

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Air pollution- a silent pandemic

Milan’s Duomo Cathedral in Italy is barely visible through smog that hovers over the city on Dec. 29. 2015. The lack of rain and wind has brought pollution in Italy’s business capital to exceed levels considered healthy for more than 30 straight days. (Antonio Calanni/Associated Press)

With the world pre-occupied by COVID-19, the deadly virus spreading around the world to become a declared pandemic, scientists say there’s a silent pandemic that’s already been occurring for years.

A new study shows the effects of air pollution are causing millions of premature deaths yearly Marc speaks with Dr. Courtney Howard, president of the Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment

The NHL, MLB and MLS among latest to suspend seasons due to coronavirus

The gates are closed inside Rogers Place in Edmonton, Alta., on Thursday March 12, 2020. The NHL has suspended the 2019-20 season due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (The Canadian Press/Jason Franson)

Vincenzo discusses the many major national and international sporting events that have been cancelled, suspended, or postponed all due to the novel corona virus known as  COVID-19.

Of course in addition to other events like Formula 1, to the World Figure Skating championships, an increasing number of entertainment events have been cancelled, and many schools and other institutions have temporarily closed. Many planned parades and other gatherings have also been cancelled or postponed. Now even the Canadian Parliament has been suspended until April 20.

Canada set to become fourth country to ban so-called ‘conversion therapy’

Pride flags are seen at a demonstration on Parliament Hill in 2018. The Liberal government on Monday introduced legislation that would make Canada the fourth country in the world to ban so-called ‘conversion therapy.’ (Adran Wyld/The Canadian Press)

Terry discusses new proposed Canadian legislation which would ban so-called “conversion therapy”.  This is a type of counselling intended to convert LGBT people, usually youth, towards becoming heterosexual.

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