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Experts: Inuk leader Mary Simon named Canada's 1st Indigenous governor general

Published: 9Jul2021

Inuk leader Mary Simon has been chosen as the next governor general — the first Indigenous person ever to be appointed as the Queen's representative in Canada. During a news conference at the...

Expert: Green Party's Annamie Paul survives emergency meeting over leadership

Published: 16Jun2021

The leadership of the Green Party's Annamie Paul is safe — for now — after party brass decided late Tuesday not to kick-start a process that could have ultimately ousted her as leader of the party....

Experts: Scottish National Party promise independence referendum after election win

Published: 11May2021

The Scottish National Party is promising to hold a second independence referendum after election results announced Saturday saw pro-independence candidates gain a majority in the Scottish...

Experts: Federal Budget 2021

Published: 19Apr2021

The federal government unveiled its spending plans to manage the remainder of the COVID-19 crisis and chart an economic course in a post-pandemic Canada. The Liberals’ first budget in two years...

Experts: Joe Biden’s presidential inauguration

Published: 19Jan2021

Joe Biden will be sworn in as the 46th president of the United States on Wednesday under a pledge to "heal" the country as it grapples with an ongoing pandemic, economic uncertainty and deep...

Expert: Canada continues to ‘make the case’ for Keystone XL to Joe Biden’s team

Published: 19Jan2021

Canada’s Natural Resources Minister Seamus O’Regan says the government is continuing to “make the case” for the Keystone XL pipeline expansion despite reported plans from Joe Biden to immediately...

Experts: Trudeau’s Throne Speech

Published: 22Sep2020

As Canada's parliament returns and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau seeks to put an ethics scandal behind him, his government will unveil its plans this week for the country's pandemic response and...

Experts: Federal elections 2019

Published: 27Aug2019

Here are the McGill experts available to comment on the upcoming Canadian Federal Election. The election is scheduled to take place on October 21, 2019.

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