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Experts on BC budget

The following University of Victoria faculty members can discuss the Feb. 18 provincial budget:

Elisabeth Gugl (Dept. of Economics) is an economist who teaches in the areas of labour economics, public finance and microeconomic theory. Dr. Gugl studies family economics and the decision-making that takes place within families and can comment on what implications the provincial budget might have for families. (Office: 250-721-8538 or egugl@uvic.ca)

Michael J. Prince (Human & Social Development) will be “looking to this new budget to see if there is still any policy and budgetary life in the Premier’s ‘families-first agenda.’” Dr. Prince is UVic’s Lansdowne Professor of Social Policy, a political scientist who studies contemporary public government services in Canada, and expert in social program spending including for disability support, child services, income assistance and housing. He is likely to be in the budget lock-up on Feb. 18 and available to media also in attendance there. (To arrange interviews in advance, please contact Dr. Prince by email at mprince@uvic.ca)

Graham Voss (Dept. of Economics) is a macroeconomist who has worked directly with private sector and government organizations on public infrastructure spending, public accounts and inflation. Dr. Voss can comment on the general nature of the provincial budget, its priorities in terms of spending and revenue; budget balance; projections used for the budget; and overall transparency of the budget presentation. (Office: 250-721-8545 or gvoss@uvic.ca)

UVic-produced video interview with Dr. Gugl:

UVic-produced video interview with Dr. Prince:

UVic-produced video interview with Dr. Voss:


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