YORK UNIVERSITY HAS EXPERTS TO REFLECT ON THE ANNIVERSARY OF THE REFERENDUM
TORONTO, Oct. 29, 1996 -- One year after the referendum, Canadians continue to ponder the relationship between Quebec and Canada.
York University has authorities in business/economics, politics, and history who are available to speak to journalists.
Gordon Roberts,director of the Schulich School of Business' Financial Services Program and the CIBC Professor of Finance, an expert on how financial markets view the sovereignty issue, and how it affects the Canadian dollar and interest rates, (416) 736-2100, ext. 77953 or at home at (416) 944-8581.
Sylvie Arend, professor of political science at York University's bilingual Glendon College campus, can give a general overview of how the 1995 referendum differed from the 1980 referendum, and is able to do interviews in French, (416) 226-0297.
Fred Fletcher, professor of political science and mass communications, co-author of the 1979 book, Must Canada Fail?, an expert on Canadian federalism, federal-provincial relations in Canada, referendums, elections and election campaigns, (416) 736-2100, ext. 88819.
Ken McRoberts, professor of political science, one of York's top experts on Quebec politics and the relationship between Quebec and the rest of Canada, author of the book, Beyond Quebec: Taking Stock of Canada, and currently working on a book scheduled for publication in April 1997, tentatively titled Brilliant Failure, which is a review of the Trudeau approach to national unity over the past three decades, able to do interviews in French, (416) 736-5265, ext. 22455 or at home, (416) 483-0842.
Reg Whitaker, professor of political science, author of numerous articles on Quebec sovereignty, one of York's two top experts on Canadian politics and constitutional politics, (416) 736-2100, ext. 88833 or at home, (416) 484-7366.
Susan Mann, the President of York University, an historian and expert on Canadian and Quebec history, and the author of the book, Dream of Nation: A Social and Intellectual History of Quebec. She is able to do interviews in French. (416) 736-5200.
Roberto Perin, professor of history, expert in the history of the relationship between French and English Canada, the constitution, multiculturalism and Quebec in Canada, can also do interviews in French or Italian, (416) 736-2100, ext. 22476, or at home at (416) 536-3376.
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For more information, call:
Mary Ann Horgan
(416) 736-2100, ext. 22086
Senior Advisor for Media Relations
(416) 736-2100, ext. 22087