Search for people through their company, organization, or association.
Try Google Scholar
Search keywords appropriate to the expert you're looking for and the name or email address of a local institution where such experts are likely to be. *Remember to limit to the current few years to increase your chances of finding a current expert.
The Parliament of Canada website contains useful information on parliamentary business, members, current and past debates, bills, speeches, committee reports, and more. The same type of information relevant to the provincial and municipal levels can be found on the websites of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta and the City of Calgary.
The transcripts of debates among MPs, MLAs, Senators and Councillors provide rich information on issues being addressed by government and members' arguments on all sides of those issues.
More Sources of Government Information:
Federal: Statistics Canada
Provincial: Alberta Office of Statistics and Information
Municipal: City of Calgary Open Data
For stats and data not collected by government agencies, think of who would have an interest in collecting and disseminating those stats and data. This could be a non-profit, community-based organization, professional association, agency, think tank, or research institute.
Examples: WorldBank, UNdata, Calgary Transit, CAPP, Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
|Find many more resources on the Statistics and Data Research Guide|