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York U experts available to comment on federal budget 2014

TORONTO, Feb. 10, 2014 – Finance Minister Jim Flaherty will present the Economic Action Plan 2014 in the House of Commons on February 11. Jobs, growth and long-term prosperity are anticipated to be priorities for the budget and York University experts are available to provide commentary.

Thomas Klassen, professor of political science in York’s Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies, can offer analysis on job training and the Canada Job Grant, and employment.

Bernard Wolf, economics professor at York U's Schulich School of Business, is available on economic issues including unemployment, interest rates, debt, taxes, and other issues related to monetary or trade policy as well as exchange rates.

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Media Contact:
Gloria Suhasini, Media Relations, York University, 416 736 2100 ext. 22094, suhasini@yorku.ca
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