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The Hill Times' Hot Room

Feb 23, 2021

The government just introduced a new bill that takes steps towards drug decriminalization in the face of the ongoing opioid crisis. The bill doesn't go all the way towards decriminalization, but will these interim measures achieve the goals of reducing overdoses and overrepresentation of Black and Indigenous people...


Feb 17, 2021

As Canada's vaccine supply slowly ramps up, should policy makers be worried about how many people are willing to take it? Darrell Bricker, CEO of Ipsos Public Affairs, joins The Hot Room to walk us through his research on vaccine hesitancy in Canada and how we compare to other countries. 

Music by Kevin Macleod


Feb 9, 2021

Senator Pamela Wallin's mother and grandmother had Alzheimer's. She knows firsthand the pain the disease can bring to an person and their family. That's why she's been an outspoken advocate for amending the assisted dying law, currently before the Senate, to allow those suffering from the disease to make an advanced...


Feb 6, 2021

You may have heard that Canada‚Äôs been having some issues with vaccine supply in the  past few weeks. 

Getting enough doses into the country is just one issue the vaccination drive will face. 

Dr. Kumanan Wilson, a physician scientist at The Ottawa Hospital, University of Ottawa professor, and CEO of CANImmunize,...