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Terry Haig, Lynn Desjardins, Marc Montgomery

Environment, Health, Internet, Science and Technology, Politics, The Link

The LINK Online, Oct 18.19.20, 2019

Your hosts Lynn, Terry, Marc  (video of show at bottom) Canada’s election and political opinion polls: Can they influence voters? In any major election, there are almost always dozens of opinion polls taken, and often on a daily basis. They» 

Economy, Health, Internet, Science and Technology, Society

Cannabis edibles head for the world of sports drinks

As of Thursday–a year to the day that the dried forms of the drug were declared legal–cannabis edibles followed suit. It’s now time for Phase Two of this giant social experiment, the effects of which appear destined to make their» 

Arts and Entertainment, Health, International, Society

Documentary: Breaking Loneliness

Being lonely in a world of people has sometimes been labelled an epidemic in modern society. Brandy Yanchyck explored loneliness in a new documentary that looks at how some people have found new meaning, purpose and the needed personal connections» 

Health, Society

Bias, discrimination prevent people getting obesity care: study

Science shows that obesity is a chronic disease like diabetes or cancer, yet people living with it are being told “they did this to themselves, and that they don’t deserve to be supported,” says Dr. Arya Sharma, the scientific director» 

Arts and Entertainment, Economy, Environment, Health, International, Internet, Science and Technology, Politics, Society

Legal cannabis in Canada: one year later, and ‘edibles’ join ‘smokables’

It was one year ago today that the federal government legalised recreational use of marijuana. Because sales would now be government regulated it was supposed to bring in significant revenue to government coffers, create substantial profits for suppliers in a» 

Health, Society

Cannabis poses ‘major new challenges’ for small business: survey

A majority of small businesses say efforts by their provincial governments to educate them about cannabis in the workplace are poor or very poor, according to a recent survey. The federation that represents them says the legalization of cannabis one» 

Health, Internet, Science and Technology

Do we trust science? McGill professor weighs in

A recent study suggested there was not enough evidence to prove that people should avoid eating red meat and processed meats. This ran contrary to previous studies which have, for years, suggested that  consumption of these meats should be reduced» 

Arts and Entertainment, Economy, Environment, Health, International, Internet, Science and Technology, Politics, The Link

The LINK Online, Oct.11,12,13, 2019

Your hosts, Lynn, Marc, with guest Stephane Parent, host of RCI’s French language programme  (video of show at bottom) Canadian election, debate of the leaders in French There have now been two official debates among the record number of federal» 

Health, Society

Chief medical officers issue warning on vaping

Chief medical officers from across Canada have issued a statement of concern about vaping. They are worried about “the substantial rise” of vaping among Canadian youth. And they say non-smokers who vape products containing nicotine are at risk of moving» 

Health, Society

Men feel pressure to “man up,” suffer consequences: survey

A new survey suggests 37 per cent of Canadian men will not talk to others about their feelings to avoid appearing ‘unmanly,’ yet 80 per cent think talking is an effective way to cope with problems. And 29 per cent»