Experts: Federal Budget (March 22)

News

"The Liberal government is now forecasting larger than expected deficits for the next two years even before adding billions in promised spending in its first budget, which will be tabled on March 22." (CTV News)

Saeed Mirza, Emeritus Professor, Department of civil engineering, McGill University

"Without immediate action on ameliorating Canada’s deteriorating infrastructure, the present infrastructure crisis will escalate and result in considerably increased costs of maintenance and operation of heavily deteriorated and malfunctioning infrastructure. It will also lead to loss of investments, significantly reduced economic growth, deterioration of the environment and the lowering of the quality of life of all citizens."—Saeed Mirza

Professor Mirza's specialty is structural engineering and rehabilitation of infrastructure.

saeed.mirza [at] mcgill.ca (English)

Tom Velk, Department of economics, McGill University

Professor Velk is interested in money and banking, monetary theory, and public policy.

tom.velk [at] mcgill.ca (English)