Fraser Institute

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Harper strategists and big oil backing NPA, Mayor Gregor Robertson says

"The NPA has one of the key players from the Harper administration doing their mastermind strategy. And we don't have any doubts that there's big oil behind their campaign. Basically on the right...

Sun News host Ezra Levant recalls “wonderful” Koch foundation summer

One of Canada's most conservative commentators dodges funding questions about Ethical Oil in a conversation with VO.

Fraser Institute co-founder confirms 'years and years' of U.S. oil billionaires' funding

With nearly 16 per cent of its budget from foreign sources, the influential Fraser Institute claims that $500,000 from the US Koch family only went to its international programs.

“Charitable” Fraser Institute accepted $500k in foreign funding from Koch oil billionaires

In just four years, U.S. Tea Party architects the Koch brothers poured half a million dollars into Canadian right-wing think tank, the Fraser Institute.

"Why polar bears and not elephants?" and more from Canada's hyperbolic Tory senators

With Senate debates set to continue this week investigating foreign funding of charities, here’s a look at some of the whacky arguments made so far.

Finance minister disses Fraser Institute. Calls it producer of "junk."

Blunt-talking Nova Scotian says Conservative think-tank produces political "junk" -- after its latest report gives top marks to Gordon Campbell.

Minimum wage hike bad first policy for new B.C. premier: economist

Fraser Institute says "blunt" policy instrument will damage prospects for youth employment.

Water under the bridge: developments in 2010

In 2010, the City of Vancouver finally reversed the 1990s program of removing drinking water fountains. Permanent water fountains popped up and the City set up a number of temporary water...

Sarah Palin at Vancouver Club tonight addresses an exclusive Bon Mot Club

Sarah Palin will be speaking tonight to "community leaders" at the Vancouver Club, an event arranged by an exclusive book club. Meet the Bon Mot Club, where members meet to ponder policy issues over...

Fraser Institute gets defensive

Last November, the keynote speaker at the sold out annual gala for the Fraser Institute in Vancouver was Premier Gordon Campbell. Campbell's presence at the expensive event was remarked upon by those...