Experts available to speak on the 2022 Federal Budget and its implications

The Federal Budget is set to be released on April 7. Western University experts are available to media on a wide variety of topics related to the budget including a National Dental Care Program, climate spending, military spending and budget development.

Tima Bansal

Professor, General Management, Sustainability & Strategy, Ivey Business School; Canada Research Chair in Business Sustainability

Areas of Expertise: Budget items related to climate and sustainability, interplay between business strategy and sustainability.

Dr. Noha Gomaa

Assistant Professor, Dentistry, Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry

Areas of Expertise: National Dental Program, the impact of oral health on other major health conditions, access to oral health care and health equity.

Gordon McBean

Professor Emeritus, Department of Geography & Environment, Former Assistant Deputy Minister in Environment Canada

Areas of Expertise: Climate spending, climate change science and policy, natural hazards-prediction and mitigation, weather and environmental prediction systems.

Romel Mostafa

Assistant Professor, Business, Economics and Public Policy group, Ivey Business School; Director, Lawrence National Centre for Policy and Management

Areas of Expertise: Strategy and capability development in new firms, innovation and competitive dynamics, industrial evolution and policy, behavioural decision-making.

Mahmood Nanji

Lawrence Centre Policy Fellow, Ivey School of Business; Former Associate Deputy Minister at Ontario’s Ministry of Finance

Areas of Expertise: Budgets and policy, development of budgets, tax administration; 10 years of experience in federal government.

Erika Simpson

Associate Professor, Department of Political Science; President of the Canadian Peace Research Association

Areas of Expertise: Military spending, procurement of F-35s, international security, Canadian defence, foreign policy, NATO, peacekeeping.

Commentary reflects the perspective and scholarly interest of Western faculty members and is not an articulation of official university policy on issues being addressed.

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