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Oct. 6, 2015

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WATERLOO – On October 19, Canadians will go to the polls for the federal election.

There are several Laurier experts available to comment on the federal election.

Minority Governments

  • John Milloy, practitioner-in-residence in Laurier’s Political Science department and assistant professor of public ethics and co-director for the Centre for Public Ethics at Waterloo Lutheran Seminary, is a former Ontario cabinet minister, member of provincial parliament for Kitchener Centre and senior adviser to the former Prime Minister Jean Chrétien. He is an expert on election campaigns, strategy and minority governments. Contact information:

Public Opinion Polls

  • Barry Kay, associate professor in Laurier’s Political Science department, is an expert on public opinion and elections, the politics of policy making and Canadian and American politics. His recent research has focused on electoral systems, public opinion polls and single-issue interest groups. Contact information: (Morning) 519-886-5668; (Afternoon) 519-884-0710 x3362; (Weekends) 416-324-8432.
  • Jason Roy, associate professor in Laurier’s Political Science department, is an expert on Canadian politics, political participation and behaviour, electoral politics and public opinion. Contact information: 519-884-0710 x3724 or at
  • Andrea Perrella, associate professor in Laurier’s Political Science department and director of the Laurier Institute for the Study of Public Opinion and Policy (LISPOP), is an expert on political behaviour, electoral politics and political communication. Contact information: 519-884-0710 x2719 or at

Media and Politics

  • Simon Kiss, assistant professor in Laurier’s Journalism program, is an expert on the role of the news media in the political process. Contact information: 519-756-8228 x5936 or at

Electoral Reform

  • Brian Tanguay, professor in Laurier’s Political Science department, is an expert on electoral reform. He has recently drafted the Law Commission of Canada’s report: Voting Counts: Electoral Reform for Canada. Brian is also an expert in politics related to Quebec and speaks both French and English. Contact information: 519-884-0710 x3663 or at

Environmental Policy

  • Debora VanNijnatten, associate professor and chair of Laurier’s Department of Political Science, is an expert in Canadian and American environmental policy, including air quality and climate change policy. Contact information: 519-884-1970 x3841 or at

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Kevin Crowley, Director
Communications & Public Affairs
Wilfrid Laurier University

T: 519.884.0710 x3070



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