The Fraser Institute

The Fraser Institute

May 21, 2009 13:04 ET

CORRECTION FROM SOURCE: Tony Fell, Former RBC Capital Markets Chairman to be Honoured at Fraser Institute 35th Anniversary Gala Dinner

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - May 21, 2009) - A correction from source has been issued in regards to the press release disseminated today at 11:00 AM ET. The opening paragraph has been altered. The corrected release follows:

The Fraser Institute will present Tony Fell, former chairman of RBC Capital Markets, with the T.P. Boyle Founder's Award on Wednesday, May 27 for his contributions to Canada's financial services sector, health care reform, and philanthropy.

Named for the Fraser Institute's first chairman, the T.P. Boyle Founder's Award is the Institute's highest honour and is given annually to recognize excellence and accomplishment in the promotion of economic freedom and free market ideas. Past recipients include Lady Margaret Thatcher, former Canadian Prime Minister Brian Mulroney, Czech Republic President Vaclav Klaus, and the late Milton Friedman.

In 2007, Mr. Fell retired as chairman of RBC Capital Markets after an illustrious career spanning 48 years with the firm. During that time he led Dominion Securities through many important mergers before being appointed vice chairman of RBC in 1996, deputy chairman in 1998, and then chairman of RBC Capital Markets in 1999. Mr. Fell has also served as governor of the Toronto Stock Exchange and chairman of the Investment Dealers Association. Additionally, he is an Officer of the Order of Canada (2001) as well as a recipient of B'Nai Brith Canada's Award of Merit and an honourary Doctorate of Law degree from McMaster University.

The event also marks a milestone for Canadian public policy as the Fraser Institute celebrates three and a half decades of rigorous and meticulous research showing the impact of markets and government interventions on Canadian society.

Members of the media are invited to attend the gala and are asked to contact Kendal Egli, media relations coordinator, at (604) 688-0221 ext. 517 or to confirm their attendance.

Event: Fraser Institute 35th Anniversary Gala Dinner
featuring the T. Patrick Boyle Founder's Award

Date: Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Time: Reception 5:30 p.m.-6:45 p.m.
Dinner 6:45 p.m.-9:30 p.m.

Location: The Fairmont Royal York
100 Front Street West

The Fraser Institute is an independent research and educational organization with offices in Canada and the United States and partners in more than 70 countries. 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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