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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.

CFI Canada submits brief to HESA on WiFi

Toronto, ON (Dec 2 2010) –  “The Standing Committee on Health (HESA) has stood by the scientific method and taken the prudent approach in its latest report on radio-frequency (RF) radiation”  Says Michael Kruse, co-chair of CASS at CFI. “The report released today by HESA refused to buy in to the alarmist and pseudo-scientific opinions voiced by the likes of Magda Havas and Rodney Palmer, and instead advocates for the scientific investigation by the Council of Canadian Academies into any possible health effects.”

CFI Canada Launches “Extraordinary Claims” Bus Campaign

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Toronto, ON (Nov 13 2010) – This Friday, November 19 2010, marks the launch of a brand new public relations campaign at the Centre for Inquiry, Canada. 
 
The campaign is built around a quote by the late Carl Sagan, best known for his PBS series Cosmos: “Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence.” The CFI will be targeting Canadians through public transport across the country in an effort to start a dialogue about claims of the supernatural, in the areas of both religion and pseudoscience.

“Evidence” of WiFi Dangers Lack Scientific Credibility

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Toronto, ON (Nov 9 2010) – The Committee for the Advancement of Scientific Skepticism (CASS) today responded to dubious claims that microwave radiation, in forms of WiFi networks and cell phone use, can be dangerous.  The committee submitted a brief to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Health (HESA) presenting overwhelming evidence to the contrary. 
 

A Conspicuous Absence of Reason at “Natural Healing” Expos

Toronto, ON (Nov 3 2010) – In September and October, several representatives of the Centre for Inquiry Canada visited the Body, Soul, Spirit Expo touring western Canada.  In November, the Whole Life Expo will make its annual return to Toronto.  One thing that has not been found at these expositions is reason or sound science, as Nathan Phelps, director of CFI Calgary reports in his most recent article.
 

Deepak Chopra Woos the Royal Ontario Museum

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Toronto, Ont. (Date, 2010)— Toronto, ON (June 1 2010) -- On June 23rd, 2010, the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) was set to present Deepak Chopra as a part of their Director's Series of lectures in connection with the The Warrior Emperor and China's Terracotta Army, a new ROM exhibit.  The Committee for the Advancement of Scientific Skepticism (CASS) and skeptics the world over have decided to speak out against this otherwise exemplary scientific institution's presentation of Mr. Chopra. 
 

Critical Appraisal of Chiropractic for Pediatric Care

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Toronto, Ont. (May 10 2010)— Recent articles published in several Canadian newspapers promote chiropractic as a remedy for a range of illnesses in children, suggesting that spinal manipulations can be beneficial in the treatment of pediatric maladies such as ear infections, colic and digestive problems. In response to these unfounded claims, the Committee for the Advancement of Scientific Skepticism (CASS) has produced a scientific rebuttal, available at www.cficanada.ca/blogs/.