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The Fraser Institute

March 01, 2005 11:05 ET

Media Advisory - Mario Dumont, leader, Action démocratique du Québec, to speak on "Overcoming the Fear Factor: Moving Canadians from Ideology to Results in Health Care"

VANCOUVER, March 1 - Mario Dumont, leader, Action démocratique du
Québec, will speak on Thursday, March 3, at a Fraser Institute luncheon in
Vancouver, on "Overcoming the Fear Factor: Moving Canadians from Ideology to
Results in Health Care".
Rapidly increasing health costs are in danger of shutting down the budget
for all other expenditures - social and otherwise - within a few decades.
Dumont will discuss Canada's ailing health care system and will speak on the
importance of incorporating successful policies from other countries with
universal access programs such as Sweden, Japan, Australia, and France that
produce superior outcomes in health care and at a lower cost than Canada.
In 1994, Dumont took part in the formation of the Action démocratique du
Québec. He was elected president of the party in April 1994. He led the ADQ
during the general election of September 12, 1994 and was elected as Member
for Rivière-du-Loup, and re-elected in 1998 and 2003. Dumont has a degree in
economics from Concordia University.

Date: Thursday, March 3, 2005

Time: 12:15 pm - 1:30 pm
(Dumont will speak from 12:15 pm - 1:00 pm, followed by 30
minutes of questions)

Location: Fraser Institute Boardroom
4th Floor, 1770 Burrard Street
Vancouver, BC

Interested media are invited to attend.

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