Media Advisory - Fraser@Spoke cocktail series hosts discussion on diversity and nationhood in Canada

    TORONTO, March 30 /CNW/ - Fazil Mihlar, editorial pages editor of the
Vancouver Sun, and Rudyard Griffiths, executive director of the Toronto-based
Dominion Institute, will debate the balance between promoting diversity and
building nationhood in Canada, on Tuesday, April 3, in the second evening of
the 2007 spring cocktail series, Behind the Spin: Fraser@Spoke.
    Fraser@Spoke offers a unique opportunity to discuss and debate timely
issues in a convivial setting. As Jacoline Loewen, a regular participant, puts
it, "it is a thinking event to prod us all out of complacency."
    Mihlar has been a member of the Vancouver Sun's editorial board since
October 1999. He has been nominated twice for a national newspaper award for
best editorial writing in Canada.
    Griffiths is the founder of the Dominion Institute, a national
non-partisan organization in Canada dedicated to the promotion of history and
shared citizenship. He is also a public commentator on Canadian cultural
issues, national politics, and international affairs.
    The final evening in the Fraser@Spoke Spring series will be a debate on
"Canada's best fiscal strategy" on May 8. This event will feature Terence
Corcoran, editor of the Financial Post, and Roger Martin, dean of the Rotman
School of Management at the University of Toronto.

    Fraser@Spoke is a partnership between The Fraser Institute, an
independent Canadian research organization, and The Spoke Club, a private
members' club established as a gathering place for individuals with an
interest in media, entertainment and the arts. This series is sponsored by
Chestnut Park Real Estate Limited, Women's Post, and Medcan Health Management

    Date:        Tuesday, April 3, 2007
    Time:        6:00 pm - 8:00 pm (Presentation from 6:30pm - 7:30pm)
    Location:    The Spoke Club
                 4th Floor, 600 King Street West, Toronto

    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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