Media Advisory - Discussion on politics of global warming to kick off Fraser Institute cocktail series at OPUS hotel

    VANCOUVER, April 20 /CNW/ - Dr. Ross McKitrick, well-known academic and
author, will discuss the troubled politics of global warming to kick off the
first event of the three-evening 2007 Spring cocktail series, Behind the Spin:
Fraser @ OPUS on Tuesday, April 24.
    "We're excited to be engaging a young, influential, and diverse Vancouver
audience in ideas of interest to us all," said Leah Costello, the Fraser
Institute's director of events. "That our first event sold out well in advance
proves that people in Vancouver are interested in current affairs and have an
appetite for stimulating discussions."
    Behind the Spin: Fraser @ OPUS offers a unique opportunity to discuss an
array of issues with opinion-makers whose leadership on key topics informs the
news and public debate. The second event of the three-evening series on May 10
will feature the Honorable David Wilkins, US Ambassador to Canada, speaking
candidly on the strengths and recent struggles of the Canada/US relationship.
The last event of the series on June 7, will feature an insider's interview
with Marc Emery, Leader of the BC Marijuana Party.
    McKitrick is a senior fellow at The Fraser Institute. His area of
specialization is the application of economic analysis to environmental policy
design. He is the co-author of Taken By Storm, The Troubled Science, Policy
and Politics of Global Warming. He has published scholarly articles in many
journals and his commentaries have appeared in local and international
newspapers and magazines.
    Interested media are invited to attend the event but are requested to
confirm their attendance in advance as space is limited.

    Date:        Tuesday, April 24, 2007
    Time:        5:30 pm-7:30 pm (Program from 6:30pm to 7:15pm)
    Location:    The OPUS lounge at the OPUS hotel
                 322 Davie Street (Yaletown)

    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

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

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