The Fraser Institute

The Fraser Institute

September 02, 2008 11:00 ET

Media Advisory: Dr. Brian Day, Former President of the Canadian Medical Association, First Speaker in Fraser Institute's Fall Cocktail Series

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Sept. 2, 2008) - Dr. Brian Day, former president of the Canadian Medical Association, kicks off the first event of the three-evening 2008 Fall cocktail series, Behind the Spin: Fraser@Metro on Thursday, September 4. Day will share his thoughts on the future of Canadian health care.

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

Day is also the president and CEO of Cambie Surgeries Corporation, a private company that developed the first private health care facility of its type in Canada, and an associate professor at the University of British Columbia. He is a strong proponent of a greater role for the private sector in the Canadian health care system.

The second event of the three-evening series on October 16 will feature Jamie Graham, former Vancouver Police Department chief constable, speaking on the issues facing the downtown eastside. The event will also include an optional tour of the area. The last event of the series on November 18 will feature the Honourable Chief Justice Donald Brenner speaking on civil justice reform.

Interested media are invited to attend.

Date: Thursday, September 4, 2008
Time: 5:30 pm-7:30 pm (Program from 6:30pm to 7:15pm)
Location: The Metro Restaurant
200 Burrard Street (at Cordova), Waterfront Centre

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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