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Available Expert - Federal cabinet shuffle

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Two Queen's University political experts are available to comment on the outcome of the federal cabinet shuffle. Word leaked on Monday, January 9 that Prime Minister Trudeau intended to make adjustments to the cabinet ahead of the inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump, with sources saying that up to a third of ministerial positions could change.

Kathy Brock is a professor cross-appointed to the Department of Political Studies and the School of Policy Studies. Her research and teaching focuses on Canadian intergovernmental relations, the Constitution and the judiciary, federalism and aboriginal self-government, amongst other topics.

Jonathan Rose is an associate professor in the Department of Political Studies. His research focuses on topics such as mass media, political communication, political advertising and propaganda. More recently, he has been interested in the practice of deliberative democracy and its demands on citizens. In recent months, he served in an advisory role on the Bank of Canada's banknote selection group, and has been called as an expert on the topic of electoral reform.

Drs. Brock and Rose will be following the results of the cabinet shuffle and will be able to provide context and comment on its outcome.

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