The report of the inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women was released earlier this week and the most startling conclusion was that the violence against these women amounts to a genocide. The prime minister was heckled when, at first, he refrained from using that word. Within 24 hours, he said he accepted the finding. Many others do not, and the use of this term has caused more debate than the actual recommendations. Libby Znaimer reached renowned Human Rights Lawyer and former Justice Minister Irwin Cotler in Montreal to discuss.
It’s been called a tsunami and a rising tide. That’s the prediction for the burden of Alzheimer’s Disease as the baby boom generation ages. Dr. Carmela Abraham has been researching Alzheimer’s for nearly 40 years. While the focus of much of the work has been on the amyloid plaques believed to cause the disease, Dr. Abraham is taking a different approach – one that may someday prevent Alzheimer’s. Libby spoke with her ahead of her talk at ideaCity.