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The Fraser Institute

February 21, 2012 12:22 ET

Media Advisory: Fraser Institute to Release Annual Survey of Mining Companies Thursday, February 23 Followed by Evening Briefing at Bay Adelaide Centre

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Feb. 21, 2012) - The Fraser Institute will release its annual Survey of Mining Companies on Thursday, February 23 at 6:30 a.m. (Eastern).

That evening, Fred McMahon, Fraser Institute vice-president of international policy research and coordinator of the survey, will discuss the global rankings and survey results during a presentation sponsored by Fasken Martineau beginning at 6:00 p.m. (Eastern) at the Bay Adelaide Centre in Toronto.

Media interested in attending the event are asked to contact Kendal Egli, Fraser Institute communications coordinator, at (604) 688-0221 ext. 517 or to confirm attendance.

The Fraser Institute's Survey of Mining Companies: 2011/2012 is based on the opinions of mining executives representing 802 mineral exploration and development companies on the investment climate of 93 jurisdictions around the world.

The full report will also be available as a free PDF download at

A news release with additional information will be issued via Marketwire at 6:30 a.m. (Eastern) on Thursday, February 23.

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