IN THE NEWS: Tech giants’ media influence, smoking prohibition and business responses to polarizing issues

In recent media appearances, Brock experts and senior leaders discussed the power of tech companies over Canadian news media, a proposed prohibition of smoking, companies’ statements about polarizing world issues, the resolution of a labour dispute, a sustainable future for post-secondary institutions and an event to showcase the work of a local author.

Google Agrees to Pay Canadian Media for Using Their Content: Associate Professor of Political Science Blayne Haggart spoke to the New York Times about the power large tech companies have within the Canadian news media landscape.

Ottawa Public Health urges tough anti-smoking policy that New Zealand is scrapping: Professor of Health Sciences Dan Malleck spoke to the CBC about a proposal to fully prohibit the purchase of tobacco by people born after 2008.

Companies face delicate decisions on weighing in on Israel-Hamas conflict: Professor of Business Ethics Paul Dunn was quoted in a Candadian Press article that appeared in outlets across the country where he discussed the response companies may receive when they offer statements about current events that may be polarizing.

No Frills workers at 17 Ontario stores ratify deal with wage gains, full-time jobs: Professor of Labour Studies Larry Savage was quoted in a Canadian Press article that appeared on CTV where he discussed a recent deal reached between Canadian grocery store workers and their employer.

Support needed to ensure universities can maintain critical community role: Brock University President Lesley Rigg and Provost and Vice-President, Academic Lynn Wells wrote an opinion piece for the St. Catharines Standard highlighting the need for the government to provide a more sustainable future for post-secondary institutions in Ontario.

Event examines historic hockey gambling scandal: Professor of Sport Management and Director of Brock’s Centre for Sport Capacity (CSC) Julie Stevens spoke to YourTV Niagara during a CSC event to welcome local author Fred Addis who spoke about his new book about former NHL player Don Gallinger.

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