Expert advisory: Is Canada in a recession?

HAMILTON, August 31, 2015: Tuesday's GDP report is widely anticipated in political, business and economic circles, particularly because it is expected to confirm whether or not Canada is in recession - a particularly sensitive subject in the heat of a federal election campaign and a volatile marketplace.

These McMaster experts will be available Tuesday to discuss the implications:

Mike Veall, a professor in the Department of Economics, is available at veall@mcmaster.ca or 905-525-9140, ext. 23829.

Marvin Ryder, an assistant professor in McMaster's DeGroote School of Business, is available at ryderm@mcmaster.ca ryderm@mcmaster.ca and 905-525-9140, ext. 23997.

Peter Graefe, an associate professor in the Department of Political Science, is available at graefep@mcmaster.ca and 905-525-9140, ext. 27716.

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