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York U experts available to comment on provincial election

TORONTO, May 30, 2014 — York University experts are available for commenting on various issues related to provincial elections and party platforms, leading up to the election day, June 12, as well for post-election commentary:

Burkard Eberlein,professor of public policy in York U’s Schulich School of Business is available to comment on the role of government, public sector, business-government relations, economic policy, and job creation as well as cuts.
Thomas Klassen, professor of political science and public policy and administration in the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies, is an expert on Ontario politics and federal-provincial relations. Particular areas of expertise are unemployment, pensions, social assistance, and gambling.
Robert MacDermid, professor of political science in the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies, is a leading expert on election and party financing, voting behaviour, polling, and campaign strategies.
Alan Middleton, marketing professor in York U’s Schulich School of Business, can comment on marketing and advertising in the campaigns.
Dennis Pilon, professor of political science in Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies, can comment on political strategy, media and citizen engagement, democratization and electoral reform.
Mark Winfield, professor of environmental studies, can comment on energy and environmental platforms and policies of various parties. He is also the co-chair of York U’s Sustainable Energy Initiative and coordinator of the joint MES/JD program in the Faculty of Environmental Studies.

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Media Contacts:
Gloria Suhasini, York University Media Relations, 416 736 2100 ext. 22094, suhasini@yorku.ca
Robin Heron, York University Media Relations, 416 736 2100 ext. 22097, rheron@yorku.ca