The Fraser Institute

The Fraser Institute

May 20, 2008 11:00 ET

The Honourable Ralph Klein Speaks Candidly on the Issues Shaping Canada's Future at Fraser Institute Cocktail Series

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - May 20, 2008) - Former Alberta premier Ralph Klein will candidly discuss the economic and environmental issues shaping Canada's future in the second evening of the Fraser Institute's cocktail series, Behind the Spin: Fraser @ Metro on Wednesday, May 21.

Klein's topics of discussion will include the future of Alberta's energy sector and its impact on British Columbia's economy, how successful Canada's efforts are in balancing economic and environmental concerns, and media bias relating to politics and elections.

Klein served as premier of Alberta from 1992-2006. He is currently a senior business advisor with Borden Ladner Gervais LLP in their Calgary office. Klein is also a senior fellow of the Fraser Institute, where he is working with Brian Tobin, former premier of Newfoundland, in leading a team to develop a continental energy strategy for North America.

The Institute's signature cocktail series moves to the Metro Restaurant at the Waterfront Centre this spring. Behind the Spin: Fraser @ Metro continues to offer 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.

Date: Wednesday, May 21, 2008
Time: 5:30 pm-7:30 pm (Program from 6:30 pm to 7:15 pm)
Location: The Metro Restaurant
200 Burrard Street (at Cordova), Waterfront Centre

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