The Fraser Institute

The Fraser Institute

October 22, 2008 08:00 ET

Media Advisory: Chris Sarlo, Noted Poverty Researcher and Academic, Discusses Poverty in Canada at Fraser Institute Luncheon

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Oct. 22, 2008) - Efforts to accurately measure and define poverty in Canada have been hindered by inconsistent and poor quality data, resulting in a confusing picture that is often further distorted by politicians and activists.

Join noted poverty researcher Professor Chris Sarlo of Nipissing University for a discussion on poverty in Canada, during a Fraser Institute luncheon Friday, October 24. Sarlo will also discuss the findings of his latest study, What is Poverty? Providing Clarity for Canada.

Sarlo is an associate professor of economics and director of the school of business and economics at Nipissing University in North Bay, Ontario, and an adjunct scholar with the Fraser Institute. He is a regular contributor to Fraser Forum and has published a number of articles and reports on the issue of poverty.

Interested media are invited to attend.

Date: Friday, October 24, 2008

Time: 12:15 pm-1:30 pm
(Sarlo will speak from 12:15 pm-1:00 pm, followed by 30 minutes of

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

The Fraser Institute is an independent research and educational organization with locations across North America and partnerships in more than 70 countries. 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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