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The Fraser Institute

October 31, 2005 10:00 ET

The Fraser Institute: Media Advisory-Mark Mullins to speak on 'Accounting for Gomery: The Money Links Between the Federal Government, Political Parties, and Private Interests'

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - Oct. 31, 2005) - Mark Mullins, Executive Director of The Fraser Institute, will speak on Wednesday, November 2, at a Fraser Institute breakfast in Toronto, on "Accounting for Gomery: The Money Links Between the Federal Government, Political Parties, and Private Interests".

Mullins will review the findings of his report, released by The Fraser Institute in July 2005, Accounting for Gomery: The Money Links Between the Federal Government, Political Parties and Private Interests. That paper found that at least 565 organizations and individuals were implicated in the federal government's troubled sponsorship and advertising programs and almost all of them have an exclusive financial link to the Liberal Party of Canada.

Mullins will discuss the economic theory of incentives and institutional structure to explain why taxpayer funds were misdirected and wasted. He will also comment on Justice Gomery's fact-finding report, to be released on November 1.

Prior to becoming Executive Director, Mullins was the Institute's director of Ontario policy studies. His previous experience includes serving as President of MSG Hedge Corporation, a privately owned consulting firm, and as Senior Vice-President and Chief Economist at Midland Walwyn Capital. Mullins also worked as economic and fiscal policy advisor to the Canadian Alliance Party, the Progressive Conservative Party of Canada, and the Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario. He is a regular columnist and media commentator.



Date: Wednesday, November 2, 2005

Time: 7:30 am - Registration & Breakfast
8:00 am - Presentation
9:00 am - Adjournment

Location: Weston Conference Centre -- Fraser Institute Ontario Office
3rd Floor, 1491 Yonge Street
Toronto, Ontario


Interested media are invited to attend.


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