The Fraser Institute

The Fraser Institute

December 04, 2007 11:00 ET

Fraser Institute Hosts Discussion on Political Correctness and Free Speech in Canada

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Dec. 4, 2007) - Is political correctness posing a threat to civil liberties and free speech in Canada?

Join Nigel Hannaford, Calgary Herald columnist, to discuss some of the controversial issues in today's politically correct climate during a Fraser Institute luncheon in Vancouver on Thursday, December 6.

Hannaford suggests that while many people believed the election of a Conservative government would advance civil liberties and free speech in Canada, institutionalized pressures on free speech persist.

Hannaford is a member of the Calgary Herald editorial board. He has worked in the newspaper business for 31 years as editor, publisher, and regional manager of several BC community newspapers before joining the Herald in 1999.

Date: Thursday, December 6, 2007

Time: 12:15 pm-1:30 pm

(Hannaford will speak from 12:15 pm-1:00 pm, followed by 30 minutes of

Location: Vancouver Public Library
350 West Georgia Street, Peter Kaye Room
Vancouver, BC

Interested media are invited to attend.

The Fraser Institute is an independent research and educational organization with offices in Calgary, Montreal, Tampa, Toronto, and Vancouver. 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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