The Fraser Institute

The Fraser Institute

February 29, 2008 08:00 ET

Media Advisory/Fraser Institute Hosts Discussion on Open Skies and Red Tape at Behind the Spin: Fraser @ the Fifth

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Feb. 29, 2008) - The Honourable Richard Prebble, renowned New Zealand political reformer, and Robert Deluce, founder of Toronto's Porter Airlines, will share their perspectives on aviation policy and practice during the second evening of The Fraser Institute's cocktail series, Behind the Spin: Fraser @ The Fifth, Tuesday, March 4.

While in Parliament, Prebble was one of the architects of New Zealand's biggest economic turnaround. He reformed ports, railways, airways, energy, telecommunications, and broadcasting. Prebble will discuss the impact of deregulation and privatization on New Zealand's economy and will share his ideas on how Canada's aviation industry can benefit from New Zealand's experience.

Deluce, one of Canada's most knowledgeable and respected airline owner and operators, will provide an insider's perspective on the strengths and weaknesses of Canadian aviation.

Fraser @ The Fifth offers a unique opportunity to discuss an array of issues with opinion-makers whose leadership on key topics informs the news and public debate. This series is sponsored in Toronto by Jimmy Molloy at Chestnut Park Real Estate Limited, the Women's Post, The Medcan Clinic, the National Post and

Interested media are invited to attend.

Date: Tuesday, March 4, 2008
Time: 6:00 pm-8:00 pm (Program from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm)
Location: The Fifth Grill and Terrace
225 Richmond Street West, Toronto

The Fraser Institute is an independent research and educational organization with offices in Calgary, Montreal, Tampa, Toronto, and Vancouver. 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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