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September 18, 2019

Posted by Communications and Marketing on September 18, 2019

Below you will find suggested Dalhousie University experts who can speak to current topics of regional, provincial, national and international interest for Wednesday September 18, 2019.

Canadian Right Whale protection efforts - American environmental groups call for US ban on Canadian snow crab imports
Nine American marine protection groups are calling on a ban of lobster imports and more specifically Canadian Snow Crab imports because they believe that Canada has not done enough to protect Right Whales from fishing gear entanglements. Dr. Christopher Taggart is available to provide comment on what Canada has done to prevent Right Whale deaths, if this call is warranted and if it would have any impact on the protection of Right Whales.

Dalhousie Expert: Dr. Christopher Taggart, Professor, Department of Oceanography
Research Specialties: Oceanography, biological oceanography, evolution and ecology
Contact: chris.taggart@dal.ca or 902-494-7144

Town by-Laws requiring individuals to surrender dogs
A case in Clark’s Harbour, Nova Scotia is drawing attention to the issue of municipal by-laws banning specific dog breeds. Jodi Lazare, DCL, is available to provide perspective on what rights owners have in these situations and what is involved in creating and enforcing a by-law.

Dalhousie Expert: Jodi Lazare, DCL, Assistant Professor, Schulich School of Law
Research Interests: Non-human animals and the law, family law, gender and economic consequences of family breakdown, parental relocation, legal systems, and judicial use of social science evidence
Contact: Please contact Lindsay Dowling–Savelle at lindsay.savelle@dal.ca to set up an interview.
Please Note: Jodi Lazare is available for print media requests only.

Election 2019
With the campaign period in full swing, Dalhousie has experts who can provide perspective on what the key campaign issues will be, the importance of the youth vote, what the polls are telling us, breaking down debates and more.

Dalhousie Experts: Lori Turnbull, Associate Professor, Department of Political Science; and Dr. Howard Ramos, Professor, Department of Sociology and Social Anthropology.
Research Specialties: Canadian parliamentary governance, political ethics, elections, electoral systems, public engagement, social change and social movements.
Contact: lturnbul@dal.ca or 902-494-6605; and howard.ramos@dal.ca or 902-402-9893.