The Fraser Institute

The Fraser Institute

October 17, 2008 08:00 ET

Media Advisory: John Fund, Award-Winning Journalist for the Wall Street Journal, Weighs in on the U.S. Election at Fraser Institute Cocktail Series

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Oct. 17, 2008) - John Fund, award-winning journalist for The Wall Street Journal, will share his observation on the much awaited U.S. presidential election during the second event of the three-evening 2008 Fall cocktail series, Behind the Spin: Fraser @ The Fifth Tuesday, October 21.

Fund will discuss Senators McCain's and Obama's platforms in light of the U.S. financial crisis and the troubled U.S. economy. He will also share his thoughts on what the U.S. election could mean for Canada and the rest of the world.

Fund joined The Wall Street Journal in 1984 as deputy editorial features editor and in 1986 became the Journal's editorial page writer specializing in politics and government. He was a member of the Journal's editorial board from 1995 to 2001.

The final evening of the 2008 Behind the Spin: Fraser @ The Fifth Fall cocktail series on November 24 will feature Dr. Jack Mintz, University of Calgary public policy professor, for a discussion on the global financial crisis and its implications for Canada.

Behind the Spin: 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 Burgundy Asset Management, Soberman Chartered Accountants, the Women's Post, The Medcan Clinic, the National Post, and Porter Airlines.

Interested media are invited to attend.

Date: Tuesday, October 21, 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

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