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Western University experts available to comment on legal cannabis in Canada, bird-window collisions, Unifor-GM strike, declining birthrate and the U.S. speaker election

Legalization of cannabis in Canada
It has been five years since legal cannabis was introduced in Canada, what are the impacts?

Steven Laviolette
Professor, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry

Areas of expertise: Impacts of cannabis use on the brain, cannabis use during pregnancy, cannabis and development.

Bird-window collisions

Roughly 1,000 birds died after colliding with a building in Chicago. Can bird collisions be mitigated?

Brendon Samuels
PhD Candidate, Biology

Areas of expertise: Bird-window collisions, tracking bird-window collisions, mitigating window collisions, bird friendly buildings.

Unifor-GM strike
Unifor members at three GM facilities in Canada are on the picket lines after a strike deadline passed.

Fraser Johnson

Professor, Ivey Business School; Leenders Supply Chain Management Association Chair

Areas of Expertise: Impact of strikes on supply chains, automotive industry, international trade, North American trade, purchasing and supply.

Declining birthrate

Canada has seen its lowest number of live births in a year since 2005 according to Statistics Canada.

Kate Choi

Associate Professor, Sociology; Director, Centre for Research on Social Inequality

Areas of Expertise: Social demography, family sociology, immigrant and refugee health, immigrant and refugee fertility, social inequality, racial and socioeconomic disparities.

U.S. speaker election

House Republicans will meet Tuesday night to hold a candidate forum as Congress looks to elect a new speaker this week.

Matt Lebo
Professor and Chair, Political Science

Areas of expertise: American domestic politics, the presidency and presidential elections, congressional elections, political parties in Congress.

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