Brock Media Clips for Friday, Jan. 11

Here’s a look at some of the media attention Brock University received recently.

Canada legalized pot in October. But its black market is still going strong: A Washington Post article about ongoing black market marijuana sales in Canada featured comments from Brock Associate Professor of Health Sciences Dan Malleck, who said that illegal producers could have been better integrated into the country’s recently legalized sale of the plant.

Trudeau bringing town hall tour to Niagara: The announcement that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will host a town hall talk at Brock University on Tuesday, Jan. 15 was featured in articles by the St. Catharines Standard and Newstalk 610 CKTB. The event is one of only a handful of talks taking place across the country.

Survey to gauge what Ontarians think about animal welfare enforcement: The work of Labour Studies Department Chair Kendra Coulter to get Ontarians to participate in an online survey about potential enforcement models to be used in cases of animal cruelty was reported in the Toronto Star, CBC and Newstalk 610 CKTB. The survey comes as a response to a recent court decision that struck down the powers of the province’s current animal welfare enforcement agency.

Michael Armstrong discusses Ontario cannabis retail lottery: A Newstalk 610 CKTB discussion about the distribution of cannabis retail licences in Ontario featured Michael Armstrong, Associate Professor of Operations Research who discussed marijuana supply shortages and the cap on retail stores the province has imposed.

Sports halls of fame welcome Niagarans: Former Brock men’s basketball coach and player Ken Murray (BPhEd ’76) was featured in a St. Catharines Standard article about his upcoming induction into the Ontario Basketball Hall of Fame. The formal enshrinement ceremony will take place during halftime of the Monday, Feb. 11 Toronto Raptors game.

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