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March 26, 2007
Decision day in Quebec
Ferry sinking report released
Chinese government officials talk labour

Decision day in Quebec
Too close to call – that’s how pundits view Quebec’s tight election race. Premier Jean Charest is calling for Quebecers to give him a majority government, but as voters hit the polls today both Mario Dumont of the populist Action democratique du Quebec and Parti Quebecois Leader Andre Boisclair remain contenders. SFU political science professor Laurent Dobuzinskis, Quebec historian Jack Little and assistant professor Jorge Calderon, in the department of French, can provide election day insight.

Laurent Dobuzinskis, 604.291.3841;
Jack Little, 604.291.4533;
Jorge Calderon, 604.268.7638;

Ferry sinking report released
A year after the Queen of the North’s sinking off B.C.’s remote coast near Prince Rupert, a report on the disaster is to be released by B.C. Ferries. SFU transportation expert Warren Gill, who has followed the disaster, can provide some reaction.

Warren Gill, 604.291.5005;

Chinese government officials talk labour
Officials from China’s Ministry of Labour and Social Security and National Development and Reform Commission will get lessons on Canadian labour policies and politics when they visit SFU on Tuesday, March 27, from 8:30 am – 12 pm in AQ 6299. SFU political scientists Andy Hira, Steve McBride and John Calvert  will help the  high-level representatives learn the ropes of world economic trade during their Vancouver visit.

Andy Hira, 604.291.3286;