The Fraser Institute

The Fraser Institute

May 08, 2009 10:00 ET

Media Advisory: Fraser Institute Holding Free Economics Education Seminar for Parliament Hill Staff and MPs

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - May 8, 2009) - The Fraser Institute is bringing its popular economics education programming to Parliament Hill on Tuesday, May 12, with an open session on market economics for all elected members and government staff.

How do economists tackle the big issues like taxes, stimulus, and recession? Do their recommendations change when times get tough? The Fraser Institute's panel of experts will use economics to explain current policy issues against the backdrop of the number one news item of 2009: the global economic downturn. What are the causes, solutions, and long-term outcomes of this recession?

Each presentation will be followed by a question-and-answer session featuring three panellists: Mark Mullins, Fraser Institute executive director, Niels Veldhuis, Fraser Institute senior economist, and William Watson, economics professor at McGill University.

Interested media are invited to attend.

Event: Economics and Markets; A Fraser Institute Seminar

Date: Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Time: 3:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.

Location: 112N Centre Block

The Fraser Institute is an independent research and educational organization with offices in Canada and the United States and partners 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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