Fraser Institute expands to Montreal; think tank to provide free market perspective en français



    MONTREAL, June 13 /CNW/ - The Fraser Institute, Canada's leading
independent economic research and educational organization, is expanding to
Quebec with the opening of a new Montreal office.
    Tasha Kheiriddin, a Montreal writer, university lecturer, and public
policy commentator, joins the Institute as Directrice, Québec et la
Francophonie.
    "We are increasing our presence in Quebec in order to better communicate
the importance of market solutions to critical public policy issues," said
Mark Mullins, The Fraser Institute's Executive Director. "With the addition of
Tasha and a Montreal office, we can greatly expand our research and
programming to French-speaking Canadians and francophones outside this
country."
    The fluently bilingual Kheiriddin, her staff and senior fellows, will
represent the Institute in Quebec, conducting local research and hosting
public programs, building upon the Institute's existing research, school
report cards, and student seminars in Quebec.
    "The Fraser Institute has been a leading light in Canada in researching
and promoting the benefits of free markets and individual choice. I'm excited
to be working with the Institute and having the opportunity to present its
material and programs to a Quebec audience," Kheiriddin said.
    A Montreal native, Kheiriddin is a graduate of College Jean-de-Brébeuf
and McGill University's Faculty of Law. She is the former Vice-President of
the Montreal Economic Institute and the Ontario Director of the Canadian
Taxpayers Federation. She is a columnist with Les Affaires and a frequent
media commentator.

    The Fraser Institute is an independent research and educational
organization based in Canada. Its mission is to measure, study, and
communicate the impact of competitive markets and government intervention on
the welfare of individuals. To protect the Institute's independence, it does
not accept grants from governments or contracts for research. Visit
www.fraserinstitute.ca.





For further information:

For further information: Mark Mullins, Executive Director, The Fraser
Institute, Tel: (604) 688-0221 ext.552, Email: markm@fraserinstitute.ca; Tasha
Kheiriddin, Directrice, Québec et la Francophonie, The Fraser Institute, Tel:
(514) 758-0466, Email: tashak@fraserinstitute.ca; Dean Pelkey, Associate
Director of Communications, The Fraser Institute, Tel: (604) 714-4582, Email
deanp@fraserinstitute.ca

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