The Fraser Institute

The Fraser Institute

September 17, 2007 10:00 ET

Debate on How to Deal With Toronto's Fiscal Crisis Kicks Off Fraser Institute's Lively Cocktail Series at the Spoke Club

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Sept. 17, 2007) - Join three of Toronto's best-known commentators from Global Television, Toronto Sun, and Toronto City Council to debate the best way for Toronto to deal with the city's fiscal crisis in the first event of the three-evening 2007 Fall cocktail series, Behind the Spin: Fraser@Spoke on Tuesday, September 25.

The panel moderated by John Oakley, host of AM640 Toronto Radio, will include Peter Kent, deputy editor of Global Television; Sue-Ann Levy, Toronto Sun city hall columnist; and Adam Vaughan, Toronto City Councillor.

Behind the Spin: Fraser@Spoke 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 second event of the three-evening series will feature a debate between Tom Flanagan, former campaign manager for Prime Minister Stephen Harper and the Conservative Party of Canada, and Gerry Nicholls, senior fellow, with the Democracy Institute on October 23 on "Are the Harper Tories heading in the right direction?" The last event of the series features Globe and Mail columnist Margaret Wente speaking on immigration and identity on November 20.

Fraser@Spoke is a partnership between The Fraser Institute, an independent Canadian research organization, and The Spoke Club, a private members' club established as a gathering place for individuals with an interest in media, entertainment and the arts. This series is sponsored by Chestnut Park Real Estate Limited, Women's Post, The Medcan Clinic and the National Post.

Date: Tuesday, September 25, 2007
Time: 6:00 pm-8:00 pm (Presentation from 6:30pm - 7:30pm)
Location: The Spoke Club
4th Floor, 600 King Street West, Toronto

Interested media are invited to attend.

The Fraser Institute is an independent research and educational organization based in Canada. 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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