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SFU experts available on federal budget

April 06, 2022

On Thursday, April 7, the federal government will unveil its 2022 budget. The budget comes on the heels of a confidence-and-supply agreement the Liberals reached with the NDP, which includes steps toward a national pharmacare and dental care program, and the government’s unveiling of the 2030 emissions reduction plan. 

The following SFU experts are available to comment on issues related to the budget and the possible political, social and economic implications that may follow.


ANDREY PAVLOV, professor, Beedie School of Business
604.763.3696 | 
Expertise: the impact of the budget on housing and the general economy

STEEVE MONGRAIN, professor and associate chair, economics |  
Expertise: taxation, welfare programs, unemployment insurance (Note: speaks French)

MERRAN SMITH, executive director, Clean Energy Canada
Contact Keri McNamara, senior communications specialist, for interviews
778.951.8060 | 
Expertise: climate policy, carbon pricing, electric vehicles, clean energy, clean industrial policy

MARJORIE COHEN, professor emeritus, political science | 
Expertise: new programs highlighted in the confidence-and-supply agreement with the NDP, defence spending, allocation to provinces

ANDY YAN, director, The City Program |  
Expertise: cities, housing, transportation

STEWART PREST, lecturer, political science
604.219.9309 |  
Expertise: politics of the budget in general and within the context of a minority government

SANJAY JERAM, senior lecturer, political science |  
Expertise: how confidence-and-supply agreement shaped budget, public opinion, ideologies, provincial political cultures, electoral strategy, immigration and diversity issues

KAREN PALMER, adjunct professor, health sciences |
Expertise: health care spending, pharmacare and dental care, universal health care



MATT KIELTYKA,  SFU Communications & Marketing 
236.880.2187 |

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