Need an expert? Federal Budget 2021: Education, clean tech, businesses, R&D and infrastructure

Posted on Monday, April 19, 2021

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Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland tables the federal budget today, Monday, April 19.

Members of the media may directly contact the following experts:

Nathalie Bélanger (French only)

Full Professor, Faculty of Education

Professor Belanger can speak to budget matters related to education.

Stewart Elgie (English only)

Director, Institute of the Environment, and Full Professor, Faculty of Law - Common Law Section

"For Canada to meet its climate targets and grow a low carbon economy, the budget will need to provide tax incentives for clean tech and strategic funds for supporting clean innovation. The United States has invested in low carbon funding (over US$500 million) and Canada needs to keep pace."

Barbara Orser  (English only)

Full Professor and Deloitte Professor in the Management of Growth Enterprises at the Telfer School of Management.

Professor Orser conducts research about entrepreneurial feminism, small and medium-sized enterprise (SME) growth, and public policy.

Rafal Kulik  (English and French)

Full professor, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Faculty of Science

Professor Kulik can comment on research and development, and infrastructure spending in the budget.

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