Expert Advisory: NDP expert available to discuss apparent rift and leadership issues as Notley challenges pipeline policy

HAMILTON, Apr. 12, 2016 - With the federal New Democrats facing the twin challenges of a leadership change and deep divisions over fossil fuel policy, political scientist Peter Graefe is available to discuss the fortunes of the party.

Graefe, an Associate Professor of Political Science whose research specialties include the New Democrats, is an experienced commentator on Canadian politics.

Graefe, who is comfortable in English and French, is best reached by email at graefep@mcmaster.ca.

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Wade Hemsworth                                          

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905-525-9140 ext. 27988

hemswor@mcmaster.ca

Michelle Donovan                                          

Manager, Media Relations            

Communications and Public Affairs

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