Newspaper article The Canadian Press

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Newspaper article The Canadian Press

National Audio 8:05 AM ET

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National Audio 8:05 AM ET

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NAT065 - (Loneliness-Solution) VANCOUVER. x-24s. A newly appointed minister of loneliness in the United Kingdom tasked with tackling social isolation is putting a spotlight on an issue experts say Canada should address too. B-C's seniors' advocate Isobel Mackenzie says government intervention may not be the best solution, but at least it's starting a conversation. She says people of all ages are experiencing loneliness and it's time that as a society, we start looking at the causes. ("..in person.") (SOURCE: The Canadian Press)

TAG: Mackenzie says social isolation has severe consequences including impacts on a person's physical and mental health, and it's in the public's interest to address the problem.

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NAT066 - (Loneliness-Solution) VANCOUVER. x-08s. The director of the gerontology research centre at Simon Fraser University says about one in five Canadians experience social isolation or loneliness, and seniors are particularly at risk. …

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