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May 6, 2015

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WATERLOO – On Monday, May 11, Ontario’s 73,000 public elementary teachers will be in a strike position.

The following Laurier experts are available to comment on a variety of topics related to the teachers strike:

David Johnson, Laurier economics professor, is an expert in the economics of education and is an education policy scholar at the C.D. Howe Institute. Contact information: 519-884-0710 x2540 or at

Areas of expertise:

  • Economics of education
  • School testing and quality
  • Access to postsecondary education
  • Federal and international fiscal policy

Christine Neill, Laurier associate economics professor, is an expert on the economics of education. Contact information: 519-884-0710 x2469 or at

Areas of expertise:

  • Economics of education
  • Canadian higher education policy
  • Public economies
  • Labour economics

Tammy Schirle, associate professor in Economics and the director of Laurier’s Centre for Economic Research and Policy Analysis (LCERPA), studies labour economics, social policy and public economies. Contact information: 519-884-0710 x3849 or at

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Kevin Crowley, Director
Communications & Public Affairs
Wilfrid Laurier University

T: 519.884.0710 x3070



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