• 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 2012, the Fraser Institute was ranked as the top think-tank in Canada for the fifth consecutive year by the University of Pennsylvania. For the past four years, it has been the only Canadian organization to rank among the top 30 think-tanks worldwide. The Institute also leads a global network of like-minded organizations in more than 85 nations and territories through the 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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