The Honourable Mike Harris became the twenty-second
Premier of Ontario following a landslide election victory in
June 1995, and served the people of Ontario until 2002.
His plan-the Common Sense Revolution-struck a chord with people
across the province who were tired of big government, wasteful
spending, rising welfare rolls, and rising unemployment. In his
first term as Premier of Ontario, he proved that he was not
afraid to make tough choices needed to put Ontario back on
track. Four years later the voters of Ontario re-elected Mike
Harris, making him the first Ontario Premier in more than 30
years to form a second consecutive majority government.
Mike Harris joined the Fraser Institute as a Senior Fellow in