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SFU Experts available on Throne Speech and start of 43rd Parliament

December 05, 2019

Braden McMillan, University Communications & Marketing, 236.880.3459;

Today, Parliament will reconvene for the first time since the October federal election. Members of Parliament will select a Speaker of the House of Commons and the Governor General will deliver the Speech from the Throne to open the 43rd session of Parliament and outline the government’s planned agenda. 

The following Simon Fraser University experts are available to speak to the day’s events and the current state of Canadian politics. 

Sanjay Jeram, senior lecturer, political science, 604.445.6790;
Expertise: Canadian federal and provincial politics (focus on BC, Alberta, and Ontario), political institutions, populism and extremist political parties

Stewart Prest, lecturer, political science, 604.219.9309; 
Expertise: Canadian politics, democratic institutions, international affairs

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