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January 25, 2008 16:18 ET

The Fraser Institute: Changing Course of Conservatism With David Frum at Two Fraser Institute Vancouver Events

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Jan. 25, 2008) - As Republicans face what looks to be an uphill battle for the U.S. presidency, David Frum, former speechwriter for President George W. Bush and current advisor to Republican presidential hopeful Rudy Giuliani, will present a thoughtful vision of post-Bush conservatism and launch his new book, Comeback: Conservatism That Can Win Again, at a Fraser Institute luncheon Monday, January 28 at the Vancouver Club, and again Tuesday, January 29 as part of the Fraser Institute's cocktail series, Behind the Spin: Fraser@OPUS.

According to Frum, the present conservative malaise derives in part from past conservative achievements in reducing problems like crime, inflation and welfare dependence. Once these problems are tackled, they are then reduced as political priorities. Consequently, the Republican Party needs new ideas and in Comeback, Frum presents the first fresh thinking from the right in more than a decade.

Frum calls for a conservative commitment to make private-sector health insurance available to everyone; he suggests lower taxes on savings and investment to be financed by higher taxes on energy and pollution; he proposes major reductions in unskilled immigration; and he sketches out a new conservative environmentalism that promotes nuclear power in place of coal and oil.

Interested media are invited to attend either event.

Fraser Institute Behind the Spin: Fraser@OPUS
Round Table Luncheon Tuesday, January 29
Monday, January 28 5:30 pm-7:30 pm
12:45pm-1:45pm OPUS Hotel
Vancouver Club 322 Davie Street (Yaletown)
915 West Hastings Street

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