OTTAWA, ON (October 26, 2021): With the Prime Minister unveiling a new Cabinet today, MLI experts are available to comment to media on what these changes mean for the future of Canada.

The following MLI experts are available to comment.

Available to comment on the natural resources and environment portfolios:

Heather Exner-Pirot
Expertise: Indigenous and Northern issues, economic development, energy policy.
Bio: Heather Exner-Pirot is a Fellow at MLI and a Global Fellow at the Wilson Center in Washington, DC.

Jeff Kucharski
Expertise: International energy policy.
Bio: Jeff Kucharski is a Senior Fellow at MLI, a policy entrepreneur and academic. He is currently an Adjunct Faculty member at Royal Roads University in Victoria, BC. 

Available to comment on the foreign affairs, defence, trade, and international development portfolios:

Jonathan Berkshire Miller
Expertise: Foreign policy, Indo-Pacific policy.
Bio: Jonathan Berkshire Miller is Director and Senior Fellow of the Indo-Pacific Program at MLI and a Senior Fellow with the Japan Institute of International Affairs (JIIA).

Charles Burton
Expertise: Canada-China relations.
Bio: Charles Burton is a Senior Fellow at MLI, and a former counsellor at the Canadian Embassy in Beijing.

Available to comment on the heritage, communication policy, and broadcasting portfolios:

Peter Menzies and Irene S. Berkowitz
Expertise: Communications policy, broadcasting, cultural policy, Internet policy.
Bio: Peter Menzies is a Senior Fellow at MLI and a former vice chair of Telecommunications at the CRTC. Irene S. Berkowitz, PhD, is a Senior Policy Fellow at Audience Lab, a research group in The Creative School at Ryerson University.

To learn more about the challenges facing this new Cabinet, check out MLI’s “Mandate for Recovery” series which examined the pressing public policy questions that arose or were left of the agenda during the 2021 election.

Additional MLI experts can be made available upon request. To arrange an interview, media are invited to contact:

Brett Byers
Communications and Digital Media Manager
613-482-8327 x105
brett.byers@macdonaldlaurier.ca

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