What were the highlights of the new federal budget? IRPP’s Jennifer Ditchburn, Joanne Castonguay, Stephen Tapp, and Alex Shadeed weigh in from the budget lockup.

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Jennifer Ditchburn
Jennifer Ditchburn is the President and CEO of the Institute for Research on Public Policy. From 2016 to 2021, she was the Editor-in-Chief of the IRPP’s influential digital magazine, Policy Options. Prior to joining the IRPP, Jennifer spent two decades covering national and parliamentary affairs for The Canadian Press and for CBC Television. She is the co-editor with Graham Fox of The Harper Factor: Assessing a Prime Minister’s Policy Legacy (McGill-Queen’s).
Joanne Castonguay
Joanne Castonguay est directrice de recherche à l’IRPP. Économiste, elle s’intéresse aux politiques qui favorisent l’intégration des innovations. Elle a contribué à l’élaboration de plusieurs projets de loi québécois par ses recherches et publications, notamment la série de rapports sur la gouvernance des grands projets d’infrastructure publique.
Stephen Tapp
Stephen Tapp was a Research Director at the IRPP, where he managed a multi-year research initiative titled Redesigning Canadian Trade Policies for New Global Realities. He previously worked at the Parliamentary Budget Office and the Bank of Canada, among other positions. Steve has a PhD in economics from Queen's University. Follow him on Twitter @stephen_tapp.
Alex Shadeed
Alex Shadeed is the IRPP’s Outreach Assistant and host of the Policy Options podcast. He is a Master’s candidate in Public Policy and Public Administration at Concordia University, where he studies the international security implications of information and communication technology.
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