Media advisory: Reaction to the 2018 Federal Budget


Will the upcoming federal budget deliver and implement the Naylor report’s recommendations to fund and revitalize fundamental science research in Canada?

Martha Crago, Vice-Principal (Research and Innovation) at McGill University, is available to provide reactions in media interviews on Federal budget day on February 27, 2018, and on February 28.

As one of the panel members of the 2017 Naylor report and Chair of the Research Committee of the U15 group of Canada’s research-intensive universities, she can provide comments and analysis on research funding in the latest budget.

Martha Crago will be available for interviews tomorrow after 4 p.m. in the Centre Block in Ottawa.

Latest media coverage: Canada's budget to make significant investments in basic science and research” by Andy Blatchford, The Canadian Press, February 7, 2018.

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Richard Gold, professor in the Faculty of Law of McGill University, is also attending the Budget lock-up on Tuesday. He’s available to give interviews about policies on innovation, health, and openscience.

Chris Ragan, Director of the Max Bell School of Public Policy, and Professor of Economics, is available to comment on macroeconomics, carbon pricing, and pollution pricing.

Dror Etzion, Professor at the Desautels Faculty of Management, is available to comment on sustainability issues in the budget.

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Vincent Allaire
Media Relation Office, McGill University
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