Federal election 2015

Published: 8 October 2015

Need experts who can offer insight on the 2015 Federal Election? Contact one of the following professors:

Antonia Maioni, Professor, Department of Political Science, McGill University
Expertise: She’s an expert on political parties, the Canadian political process, health care and social policy.
Contact: antonia.maioni [at] She can answer in English and French.
Media appearance: CTV News (Aug 7), The Guardian (Aug 7)

Christopher Ragan, Associate Professor, Macroeconomics and Economic Policy, Department of Economics, McGill University
Expertise: He focuses on macro-economic policy — fiscal policy, deficits, debt, monetary policy, inflation, recessions, etc.
Contact: christopher.ragan [at] He answers in English. He will be away August 20 through September 15.

Daniel Weinstock, Full Professor and James McGill Professor, Faculty of Law, McGill University. He is also director of the McGill Institute for Health and Social Policy.
Expertise: His research explores the governance of certain types of liberal democracies, and the effects of religious and cultural diversity from an ethical perspective on the political and ethical philosophy of public policy.
Contact: danielweins [at] He can answer in English and French.

Karl Moore, Associate Professor at the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University
Expertise: He does research on leadership and has a radio show, the CEO Series on CJAD where he interviews CEOs and other leaders, like Justin Trudeau.
Contact: 514 216-7839 (cell). karl.moore [at] He answers in English.

Marc Pell, James McGill Professor, Director and Associate Dean, School of Communication Sciences and Disorders, Faculty of Medicine, McGill University
Expertise: He is conducting research on nonverbal communication and have studied this to some extent—what are the nonverbal cues that indicate when someone is lying? And how does a person's speech and voice differ when lying compared to when they are being truthful or sincere?
Contact: marc.pell [at] He answers in English.

Morton Weinfeld, Professor in the Department of Sociology, McGill University. Director - Canadian Ethnic Studies, Chair Ethnic Studies
Expertise: He can discuss the impact of ethnic and minority’s vote. His current research interests are in areas of ethnicity and public policy, notably the role of minority-origin professionals in various policy domains.
Contact: morton.weinfeld [at] He answers in English.

Sébastien Jodoin, assistant professor, Faculty of Law, McGill University
Expertise : He can comment on the environmental record of the federal government. He can also discuss the positions of the main federal parties on climate change, the environment and the exploitation of natural resources.
Contact : sebastien.jodoin-pilon [at], 514-398-6163. He can answer in English and French.

William Straw, Professor, Department of Art History and Communications Studies, McGill University. He is also director of the McGill Institute for the Study of Canada.
Expertise: He can comment on cultural and some social issues.
Contact: 514-398-7667. william.straw [at] He can answer in English and French.

Mike Meideros, Postdoctoral Researcher, Centre for the Study of Democratic Citizenship, McGill University
Expertise : He can discuss vote choice in a multiparty context, as well as the manner that different issue dimensions influence voters. I can also discuss the role that minority groups will play in the election.
Contact: mike.medeiros [at] He can answers questions in English and French.

Denver McNeney, Ph.D. Candidate in the Centre for the Study of Democratic Citizenship, McGill University
Expertise: Political Campaigns, media coverage of the election, and trends in polling results.
Contact: denver.mcneney [at] 1-604-780-6466. He answers in English.

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