The Fraser Institute

The Fraser Institute

November 13, 2007 11:00 ET

Fraser Institute Cocktail Series Hosts Discussion on Canada's Ailing Health Care System

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Nov. 13, 2007) - Rick Baker, founder of Timely Medical Alternatives, and Nadeem Esmail, the Fraser Institute's director of health performance studies, will discuss Canada's ailing healthcare system in the final evening of the 2007 fall cocktail series, Behind the Spin: Fraser @ OPUS on Wednesday, November 14.

Timely Medical Alternatives Inc. was formed in 2003 to help Canadians facing lengthy waits for medical treatments obtain immediate treatment through private medical clinics.

Baker is a leading spokesperson on Canadian health care reform. He is an active promoter of privatized, for-profit health care and a frequent media commentator on the subject.

Esmail has written on a number of health care topics and is co-author of Waiting Your Turn: Hospital Waiting Lists in Canada, 17th Edition, recently released by the Institute. He is a frequent contributor to Fraser Forum and his articles have been published in newspapers across Canada.

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

Interested media are invited to attend the event but are requested to confirm their attendance in advance as space is limited.

Date: Wednesday, November 14, 2007
Time: 5:30 pm-7:30 pm (Program from 6:30pm to 7:15pm)
Location: The OPUS lounge at the OPUS hotel
322 Davie Street (Yaletown)

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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