Media Advisory - Acclaimed author Andrew Cohen discusses new book and what it means to be a Canadian at Fraser Institute luncheon

    VANCOUVER, June 6 /CNW/ - Andrew Cohen, bestselling author and
award-winning journalist, will discuss his recently released book, The
Unfinished Canadian: The People We Are, during a Fraser Institute luncheon in
Vancouver on Friday, June 8.
    In his new book, Cohen asks why Canadians ask so little of our
citizenship, why we create false differences between us and the Americans, and
why we worship the deity of diversity. Cohen will discuss what it means to be
a Canadian today and will review our national experience - our past, our
politics, our institutions - to explain what we are about.
    Cohen has written widely on national affairs as a journalist, author, and
professor. His bestselling books include A Deal Undone: The Making and
Breaking of the Meech Lake Accord and Trudeau's Shadow: The Life and Legacy of
Pierre Elliott Trudeau (with J.L. Granatstein). His book, While Canada Slept:
How We Lost Our Place in the World, was a finalist for the Governor General's
Literary Award and a Globe and Mail Notable Book. Cohen currently writes a
syndicated column for the Ottawa Citizen and is an associate professor of
journalism and international affairs at Carleton University in Ottawa.

    Date:        Friday, June 8, 2007

    Time:        12:15 pm - 1:30 pm

                 (Cohen will speak from 12:15 pm - 1:00 pm, followed by
                 30 minutes of questions)

    Location:    Fraser Institute Boardroom
                 4th Floor, 1770 Burrard Street
                 Vancouver, BC

    Interested media are invited to attend.

    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

For further information:

For further information: Raeann Co, Media Relations Co-ordinator, The
Fraser Institute, Tel. (604) 688-0221 ext. 568, Email:

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