/R E P E A T/ - Media Advisory - Fraser Institute and Montreal Economic Institute host news conference for release of Report Card on Quebec Secondary Schools

    MONTREAL, Oct. 23 /CNW Telbec/ - The Fraser Institute and Montreal
Economic Institute will release the annual Report Card on Quebec's Secondary
Schools on Thursday, October 25 at 10 a.m.
    The Report Card on Quebec's Secondary Schools is the only independent
measurement of 466 of Quebec's public and private, French and English,
secondary schools. These results will be published in a special edition of
L'actualité magazine, available at the news conference (and on newsstands on
October 26).


    The full report card and complete rankings will be released at a news
conference co-hosted by The Fraser Institute and the Montreal Economic
Institute. Report card authors Peter Cowley, Fraser Institute Director of
School Performance Studies, and Marcel Boyer, vice president and chief
economist with the Montreal Economic Institute, will provide a brief overview
of the report card results and be available for questions.

    Date:       Thursday, October 25, 2007
    Time:       10 a.m.
    Location:   Four Points by Sheraton Montreal Centre-Ville,
                Mont Olympus room
                475, Sherbrooke St. W.
                Montreal, QC

    The full text of the Quebec Report Card and the news release will be
available at www.fraserinstitute.org and www.iedm.org. The updated interactive
version of the report card will be available at

    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

    The Montreal Economic Institute (MEI) is an independent, non-profit,
non-partisan research and educational institute. MEI is the product of a
collaborative effort between Montreal-area academics, economists and
entrepreneurs. For more information, visit www.iedm.org.

For further information:

For further information: Julie Lajoye, Communications Officer, The
Fraser Institute, (514) 281- 9550 ext. 302, Cell: (514) 660-3727,
juliel@fraserinstitute.ca; André Valiquette, Director of Communications,
Montreal Economic Institute, (514) 273-0969 ext. 2225, Cell: (514) 574-0969,

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