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Drummond Report

2012-02-21

Queen’s University experts Andrew Graham and Stephen Elliott are available to talk about the Drummond Report, which will be released on Wednesday. The Drummond Report -- written by Don Drummond -- will highlight ways the Ontario government can cut costs and increase revenues in order to tackle the provinces’ annual deficit which is $16 billion this year.

Prof. Graham wasn’t involved in writing the report and hasn’t seen the recommendation, but he can discuss public-spending issues stemming in general and can respond to Drummond Report recommendations when it is released on Wednesday. Prof. Graham is an expert on government spending. He has published Canada’s only text on public sector financial management and he served as assistant deputy minister with Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (1996-2000).

Stephen Elliott is the Dean of Faculty of Education at Queen’s and is available to talk about education-related issues stemming from the Drummond Report.

Please note that both Andrew Graham and Stephen Elliott are available for phone interviews only.
Media requests for Don Drummond can be made by emailing Jenna Leblanc (jenna.leblanc@ontario.ca) but note he will have very limited availability.

To arrange an interview, please contact communication officers Michael Onesi at 613.533.6000 ext. 77513 or michael.onesi@queensu.ca or Anne Craig at 613-533-2877 or Anne.Craig@queensu.ca at Queen’s University News and Media Services Department in Kingston, Ont., Canada.

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