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Health officials must tackle Canadians’ confusion over vaccines, before it’s too late

By Shachi Kurl, President Ah, autumn. The return to school, work and familiar routines. The return of everything pumpkin-flavoured. And, in this “modern” era, the return of increased COVID-19 transmission. Seven waves and nearly three years since this novel coronavirus

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Summer doldrums displace thoughts of COVID-19, Ukraine

By Shachi Kurl, President It’s the perfect time of year Somewhere far away from here I feel fine enough I guess Considering everything’s a mess Two decades years after iconic Canadian band the Barenaked Ladies released Pinch Me, it’s not

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Horgan exits a popular premier, but leaves wake of criticism on housing, health care

The BCNDP leader was consistently one of the most approved-of premiers in the country By Shachi Kurl, President; Dave Korzinski, Research Director; & Jon Roe, Research Associate June 28, 2022 – “I’ve done my best to not let you down.

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I will not forget the victims of Air India and neither should you

By Shachi Kurl, President I wasn’t going to write this piece. After all, 2022’s National Day of Remembrance for Victims of Terrorism is in the rear view now. The politicians have made their statements. The news cycle moves on to

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Canada keeps hitting turbulence on the journey back to normal

By Shachi Kurl, President Can we agree that all those futurists who predicted that around this time we’d be enjoying a post-pandemic “jazz age” — a period of hectic economic growth and a robust return of joie de vivre —

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Queen Elizabeth II’s jubilee could be the last huzzah for the British Commonwealth

By Shachi Kurl, President Vancouver — “God Save the Queen/A fascist regime…/God Save the Queen/We mean it man,” British punk band the Sex Pistols riffed off the British anthem in 1977 as economic turbulence, Euro-skepticism, anti-immigrant sentiment and anti-royal feeling

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