With the 2019 federal election underway, Carleton experts are available to comment.

Frances Abele
Chancellor’s Professor, School of Public Policy and Administration

Phone: 613-520-2600, ext. 2553
Email:   Frances.Abele@carleton.ca

Abele has worked with Indigenous people across Canada and parts of the circumpolar Arctic for most of her career. Her research has focused on northern economic and political development, Indigenous self-government, policy and programs important to Indigenous people living in cities, policy and program evaluation, qualitative research and citizen engagement.

Abele is a former director of the School of Public Policy and Administration at Carleton. She has published research reports with the National Centre for First Nations Governance, Canadian Policy Research Networks, the Institute for Research on Public Policy, the Walter and Duncan Gordon Foundation, the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, and the Institute of Public Administration of Canada.

Christopher Waddell
Professor, School of Journalism and Communication

Phone:  613-520-2600, ext. 8495
:    Chris.Waddell@carleton.ca

Waddell is available to discuss a wide variety of election topics, including campaign coverage, media issues, debates and polling.

Waddell is an expert in political journalism. He was the CBC’s parliamentary bureau chief in Ottawa from 1993 to 2001. During his time at CBC, he was responsible for all national news specials, federal and provincial elections and election night coverage.

He is the editor of and a contributor to How Canadians Communicate IV: Media and Politics, with David Taras (Mount Royal University), published in May 2012 by Athabasca University Press. He has also written chapters in a wide range of books on political, economic and media issues, and is a frequent commentator in the media on those issues.

Elly Alboim
Associate Professor, School of Journalism and Communication

Phone:  613-563-4455
:    Elly.Alboim@carleton.ca

Alboim’s teaching areas include television news and political reporting. He is a strategic communications and public opinion research specialist, consulting widely for public-and private-sector clients. Alboim was parliamentary bureau chief for CBC Television News, senior producer of Live News Specials and national political editor for the network.

Paul Adams
Associate Professor, School of Journalism and Communication

Phone:  613-520-2600, ext. 8085
Email:    Paul.Adams@carleton.ca

Adams is available to discuss media coverage of the campaign, as well as polling.

Adams served as CBC Radio’s senior parliamentary correspondent and Ottawa bureau chief, as well as the Globe and Mail’s senior political correspondent and correspondent in the Middle East. Before journalism, he worked as an assistant to a number of politicians, as well as teaching political studies at the University of Manitoba.

Adams has participated in or led many electoral observation missions in the Middle East and Africa. He worked for several years with EKOS Research Associates and has co-managed the national political election polling for the Toronto Star and La Presse.

Conrad Winn
Professor, Department of Political Science

Phone:  613-520-2600, ext. 1195
Email:    Conrad.Winn@carleton.ca

Winn has expertise in political communication, public opinion and political culture. His books include Political Parties in Canada, Broadcasting Policy, and House of Commons Reform. As a public opinion researcher, Winn has provided strategic counsel to Canadian media chains, individual newspapers, federal departments and provincial governments, as well as government agencies in the United States and United Kingdom.

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