Press Releases

Press releases issued by CASS are listed below, starting with the most recent release. Click to read the full release or download a PDF version.

Renewed Calls on Shoppers Drug Mart to Drop Ineffective Products After Legal Settlement

Toronto, ON (March 9, 2012) – The Committee for the Advancement of Scientific Skepticism (CASS) renewed its call today for Shoppers Drug Mart to cease selling ineffective homeopathic products, after the homeopathic manufacturer Boiron agreed to a $12 million dollar settlement of class action lawsuits alleging false advertising.  For a downloadable version, click here.
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First Skeptic Track at Canadian Science Fiction Conference “Polaris”

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Toronto, ON (June 17, 2011) – The Committee for the Advancement of Scientific Skepticism (CASS) at the Centre for Inquiry (CFI) announced today that it has organized a series of speakers at the science fiction and  fantasy conference Polaris 25, to be held in Toronto on July 15-17, 2011.  This is the first of its kind in Canada and is a small mirror of the Skeptrack at DragonCon in Atlanta.
 

Homeopaths Using Term “Doctor” Illegally

Toronto, ON (March 29 2011) – CFI Canada’s Committee for the Advancement of Scientific Skepticism (CASS) lodged an official complaint today with the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care in Ontario, calling on the Ontario Government to enforce the Regulated Health Professions Act (RHPA) and fine homeopaths in Ontario who are using the term “doctor” or “homeopathic doctor,” in contravention with the Act. 

Toronto “Body Soul & Spirit” Expo Afraid of Honest Inquiry Into Dubious Claims

Toronto, Ont. (March 25, 2011) – When members of the Centre for Inquiry (CFI), longtime publishers of magazines Free Inquiry and Skeptical Inquirer, approached officers with the “Body, Soul & Spirit” Expo to gain media access, they were flatly denied, then told to “get honest with yourself or karma will teach you in ways your ego would not like.”