Experts available to discuss federal election

HAMILTON, July 31, 2015: With the writ expected to drop imminently, officially starting the 2015 federal election campaign, McMaster experts are available to comment on emerging issues.

Veteran political science professor Henry Jacek can discuss all aspects of Canadian politics, particularily context, after nearly 50 years of teaching and research in the field. Jacek is available at jacekh@mcmaster.ca, 905-525-9140, ext.24557. (NOTE: He is not available Wednesdays)

Frequent political commentator Peter Graefe, a professor of political science who appears regularly on television and radio and in newspapers, is available after Aug.16. Graefe, who is comfortable in English and French, is best reached by email at graefep@mcmaster.ca

Nicole Goodman, an assistant professor of political science who specializes in elections, Internet voting and youth participation, is available at nicolejgoodman@gmail.com

Economist Michael Veall, who frequently comments on economic matters of national significance, is available to talk about fiscal issues that emerge during the campaign. He can be reached at 905-525-9140, ext. 23829 or veall@mcmaster.ca

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For more information or to book an interview in McMaster's TV studio, please contact:

Wade Hemsworth                                          

Public Relations Manager            

Office of Public Relations

McMaster University                                               

905-525-9140 ext. 27988

hemswor@mcmaster.ca

Michelle Donovan                                          

Public Relations Manager             

Office of Public Relations

McMaster University                                               

905-525-9140 ext. 22869

donovam@mcmaster.ca