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Omnibus budget bill: Queen's University expert

2012-06-13

Queen’s University expert Ned Franks is available to talk about the federal government’s omnibus budget bill.

“It’s an unpleasant example of a majority government forcing important legislation through without adequate examination. The implications of this legislation in terms of environmental impact and other matters will last for generations. So I think there is every argument in favour of ensuring this legislation is carefully considered by Parliament and has adequate public discussion by Parliamentary committees,” says Dr. Franks, one of Canada’s leading experts on Parliament and Parliamentary procedure.

Dr. Franks has written or edited fourteen books, including The Parliament of Canada and Dissent and the State. He has served as witness before parliamentary committees and a commentator on questions relating to Parliament, parliamentary government, and other aspects of Canadian politics.

Please note that on Wednesday June 13, Dr. Franks is only available AFTER 5 pm.

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

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