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Carleton Experts Available: 2023 Federal Budget

With the federal government scheduled to deliver the 2023 budget today, Carleton experts are available to comment on the new budget and a number of related issues.

If you are interested in speaking with an expert below, please feel free to reach out to them directly. If you require other assistance, please email Steven Reid, Media Relations Officer, at

Reza Kholghy
Professor, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Canada Research Chair (Tier II) in Particle Technology and Combustion Engineering


Kholghy is available to discuss government investments in green technology, emerging technologies for hydrogen production and energy storage, Canada’s advantage in taking a lead in these sectors, and the importance of supporting research and development and highly qualified personnel (HQP) to achieve such a leadership role and maintain it.

For more information on Kholghy visit:

Ian Lee
Professor, Sprott School of Business at Carleton University


Lee is available to discuss the extent of the deficit and business incentives to encourage economic recovery. Lee frequently speaks to the media about government budgets, deficit and debt, government fiscal and monetary policy, and government regulation of businesses.

For more information on Lee visit:

Steve Pomeroy
Professor, School of Public Policy and Administration at Carleton University


Pomeroy is a housing policy research consultant and is widely recognized as one of Canada’s leading housing policy experts. He has been an adviser to a number of national associations, municipalities, provinces, and territories. He is available to discuss elements related to the National Housing Strategy and initiatives to address housing affordability.

In 1994, Pomeroy established Focus Consulting Inc. and has completed more than 130 reports, studies, and strategies covering socio-economic analysis, homelessness, housing policy, and financing issues. His work also includes a number of comparative studies examining housing systems across a range of countries, compared to Canada.

For more information on Pomeroy visit:

Stephen Saideman
Paterson Chair in International Affairs, Norman Paterson School of International Affairs at Carleton University


Saideman is available to discuss aspects of the budget related to defence spending.

Saideman’s research interests focus on the causes and consequences of intervention in intra-state conflicts. His current research deals with the role of legislatures in democratic civil-military relations. He teaches courses on contemporary international security, civil-military relations, and United States foreign and defence policy.

For more information on Saideman visit:

Kristen Schell
Professor, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering


Schell is available to discuss clean technology, specifically wind, hydropower, solar, and nuclear.

Schell’s research areas include wind power modelling and forecasting, power systems planning for negative emissions, strategic behaviour in electricity markets, renewable energy policy design, and design for the adoption of adaptable, modular microgrids.

Schell’s current focus is on amplifying the share of electric power generated through renewable energy sources like wind power and overcoming the problems that the integration of these sources poses to system resource adequacy, reliability and resilience.

For more information on Schell visit:

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Steven Reid (he/him)
Media Relations Officer
Carleton University

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