• About the Fraser Institute

    The Fraser Institute (est. 1974) is Canada's leading public policy think-tank. As an independent, non-partisan, and non-political organization, the Institute receives widespread attention for its in-depth research and analysis of issues that matter to Canadians such as government spending, taxation, health care, income inequality, education, trade, energy, mining, and the environment.

    Headquartered in Vancouver and named for the Fraser River, the Fraser Institute is Canada's only national think-tank, with offices also in Calgary, Toronto, and Montreal. In 2017, the Fraser Institute was ranked as the top think-tank in Canada for the tenth straight year by the University of Pennsylvania. The annual index ranks the Fraser Institute first among 100 think-tanks in Canada and 21st out of more than 7,800 think-tanks around the world. The Institute also leads a global network of more than 100 independent think-tanks from 93 nations and territories through its Economic Freedom Network.

    The Institute's research team has comprised more than 350 authors, including six Nobel laureates, from 22 countries. Guided by empirical evidence and a rigorous peer-review process, they demonstrate how prosperity and standards of living improve when public policy favours competitive markets and minimal government intervention in peoples' lives. In this way, the Fraser Institute strives to make Canada the most prosperous and free country in the world.

    The Fraser Institute receives no government money or contracts for research; it depends on donations from thousands of individuals, organizations, and foundations to carry out its mission.

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