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Federal Budget


The following experts are available for comment on the upcoming 2009 Federal budget:
Kathy Lahey, Law, Women's Studies Email: kal2@post.queensu.ca Professor Lahey can discuss budget implications for women, tax cuts, pension income splitting and the Universal Child Care benefit. Louis Gagnon, associate professor of Finance, School of BusinessEmail: lgagnon@business.queensu.ca Dr. Gagnon can comment on the budget's implications for the Canadian economy and on whether or not the budget will be able to live up to Canadians' expectations for economic renewal.
Kathy Brock, Policy Studies, Political StudiesEmail: kathy.brock@queensu.ca Dr. Brock will look at the budget for the points of accommodation to the opposition parties as well as redressing the economic situation. She can also comment on the concessions made to the Premiers.
Hugh Thorburn, Political StudiesEmail: thorburn@queensu.ca Dr. Thorburn can discuss backing the auto industry, getting money into circulation, infrastructure spending, and remembering the cutbacks in the 1995 budget.
Warren Mabee, School of Policy StudiesEmail: mabeew@queensu.ca Dr. Mabee can comment on the ‘green stimulus’ aspects of the budget relating to commercialization, development and fundamental research, and looking beyond the forestry and auto industries. To arrange an interview, please contact Jeff Drake at 613.533.2877 or Alissa Clark at 613.533.6000 ext. 77513 or via email at alissa.clark@queensu.ca.

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