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The Fraser Institute 2005f
1770 Burrard Street, 4th floor, Vancouver British Colombia V6J 3G7, Canada
tel:1-604 688 0221 fax:1-604 688 8539

Organizational Status: Independent NGO, founded in 1974.

General Description: The Institute was founded to redirect public attention to the roles that markets can play in providing for the economic and social well-being of Canadians. The Institute aims to present innovative market solutions to economic problems, expand debate on public policy, and positively influence policy formation in such areas as welfare reform, privatization, taxation, free trade, government debt, education, poverty, deregulation, healthcare, labor markets, economic restructuring, and the role of government. The Institute now has about 3,200 individual, corporate, and foundation supporters in Canada, the United States, and other countries.

Annual Budget: CAD 6.3 million (2004)

Staff: 40 (17 research, 23 administrative/support), 8 intern, 18 senior fellow

Executive Officers:
Dr. WALKER, Michael (Executive Director)
Mr. HOPKINS, Michael (Director of Finance and Administration)

Public Relations:
Ms. WALTERS, Suzanne (Director of Communications)
Ms. STEIN, Sherry (Director of Development)

(As of November, 2004)

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