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In The News: June 2019

In the News: Talking Canada’s Top 40 Under 40, The Amazing Race Canada, Negotiation Tips, and More

We have an impressive roster of speakers often featured in the media as contributors and experts in their fields. Here’s a round-up of some select media coverage in June 2019.

The Hon. Rona Ambrose | Former Leader of Canada’s Official Opposition in the House of Commons

In 2017, the Hon. Rona Ambrose put forward Bill C-337 that would require judges in Canada to undergo training about sexual assault law, including rape myths and stereotypes and the impact of trauma on memory. It was unanimously passed by the House of Commons within three months. After stalling for two years, the Senate is finally pushing it forward.

Andrew Coyne | Nationally Syndicated Political Journalist

Andrew Coyne looks at the rising public support for the Green Party and how this will impact the Liberals in the upcoming election.

Fotini Iconomopoulos | Negotiation and Communication Expert

The Globe and Mail spoke with Fotini Iconomopoulos on the five key steps to negotiating a deal and the four magic words to help keep the conversation going.

Sarah Kay | Spoken Word Poet

Sarah Kay debuted a new poem at the recent TED Conference. She performed “A Bird Made of Birds”, which explored how and where she finds poetry.

Jon Montgomery | Olympic Champion | Host, The Amazing Race Canada

Leading up to the premiere of the sixth season of The Amazing Race Canada, Jon Montgomery has been in the news giving hints of what’s to come! He joined CTV’s The Social to talk about how this season features something a little different.

Michele Romanow and Nicole Verkindt | Tech Entrepreneurs

Both Michele Romanow, a “dragon” on CBC’s Dragons’ Den, and Nicole Verkindt were named 2019 honourees of Canada’s Top 40 Under 40.

Alyson Schafer | Acclaimed Parenting Expert

With schools closed for the summer, Alyson Schafer spoke with CTV News on the danger of parents putting too much weight on their child’s report card, saying that they do not capture the whole story.

Mark Tewksbury | Leader | Champion | Olympic Icon

YouAreUNLTD caught up with Olympic and humanitarian icon Mark Tewksbury to talk about experiences that have shaped him and the life lessons he’s learned since his time as an Olympic competitor and becoming the first openly gay Olympian.

Samra Zafar | Human Rights Activist | Social Entrepreneur | Bestselling Author

Samra Zafar’s harrowing memoir A Good Wife will be adapted for the small screen! The book shares Samra’s journey of escaping a decade of abuse living as a child bride in Canada. It has been optioned by Canadian producer Pier 21 films to be turned into a television series.