The Fraser Institute

The Fraser Institute

January 21, 2008 12:51 ET

The Fraser Institute: Media Advisory-Changing course of conservatism with David Frum at Behind the Spin: Fraser@5th

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Jan. 21, 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, on Wednesday, January 23 as part of the Fraser Institute's cocktail series, Behind the Spin: Fraser@5th.

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 on 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.
Event: David Frum at Behind the Spin: Fraser@5th
Date: Wednesday, January 23, 2008
Time: 5:30 pm-7:30 pm (Program from 6:15 pm to 7:15 pm)
Location: 5th Grill and Terrace
225 Richmond Street West, Toronto


Behind the Spin: Fraser@5th offers a unique opportunity to discuss an array of issues with opinion-makers whose leadership on key topics informs the news and public debate.

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 www.fraserinstitute.org.

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