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AVAILABLE EXPERTS – Swearing-in of Prime Minister-designate Trudeau and Cabinet

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Two Queen's University experts are available to comment on the swearing-in of Prime Minister-designate Justin Trudeau and the 29th Canadian Ministry at Rideau Hall on November 4.

Elizabeth Goodyear-Grant (Political Studies) is an Associate Professor in the Department of Political Studies at Queen’s University. Her research focuses on Canadian and comparative politics, with particular interests in electoral politics, voting behaviour, and public opinion; news media; and the political representation of women. She is the author of Gendered News: Media Coverage and Electoral Politics in Canada (Vancouver: UBC Press, 2013).

Note: Dr. Goodyear-Grant is available after 12:30 PM on November 4.

Tim Abray (Political Studies) is a Teaching Fellow in the Department of Political Studies at Queen’s University. His research looks at the effects of political communication on voter behaviour, reevaluating dominant theories through the lens of contemporary behavioural and cognitive psychology. He is interested in how electoral tactics affect voters’ decisions and their overall attitudes about politics and political institutions.

Additional experts may be made available as the day develops. Follow @QueensuMedia on Twitter for more information.

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