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 editor-in-chief of Policy Options, the online magazine of the Institute for Research on Public Policy. Ditchburn spent more than two decades as a national reporter, working for The Canadian Press and for CBC National 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.