The Fraser Institute

The Fraser Institute

October 19, 2007 08:00 ET

The Fraser Institute: Media Advisory; Harper's Former Campaign Strategist and the Former Vice-President of the National Citizen's Coalition Debate Canada's Future Under a Conservative Government

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Oct. 19, 2007) - Tom Flanagan, former campaign manager for Prime Minister Stephen Harper and the Conservative Party of Canada, and Gerry Nicholls, former vice-president of the National Citizen's Coalition, will debate Canada's future under a Conservative majority government, Tuesday, October 23, in the second of the 2007 fall cocktail series, Behind the Spin: Fraser@Spoke.

The Toronto launch of Flanagan's latest book, Harper's Team, will coincide with the event. The book is an insider's recounting of the evolution of the Conservative Party and its recent rise to power in Canada.

While Flanagan presents the view of a political insider dealing with a minority government, he will be challenged by Nicholls, the outspoken, non-partisan ideologue who has been a thorn in the side of the federal conservatives since they started to move towards the political centre. The two will debate, "Are the Harper Tories headed in the right direction?" over drinks and hors d'oeuvres at The Spoke Club.

Now in its fourth season, Fraser@Spoke is an exclusive cocktail hour series hosted by The Fraser Institute and The Spoke Club. Due to its instant popularity, the Institute launched it in Vancouver this past spring, and this month sees its debut in both Calgary and Montreal. This series is sponsored in Toronto by Chestnut Park Real Estate Limited, the Women's Post, The Medcan Clinic and the National Post.

Date: Tuesday, October 23, 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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