The T. Patrick Boyle Founder’s Award is given by the Fraser Institute to a distinguished individual who has achieved lasting and recognized accomplishments in the promotion of freedom and free markets, entrepreneurship, and philanthropic support for private sector, non-profit enterprises.
In recent years, the Institute has made a point of annually honouring Canadian entrepreneurs in Toronto, Montreal, Calgary, and Vancouver.
The award is named after T. Patrick Boyle, who helped found the Fraser Institute in 1974.
Eric Sprott – Toronto, October 1Alvin Segal – Montreal, October 23Brandt C. Louie - Vancouver, October 29Nancy Southern – Calgary, November 12
2012 - Ned Goodman, Toronto
2012 - Jonathan Wener, Montreal
2012 - George Melville, Vancouver
2012 - Jim Treliving, Vancouver
2012 - Clay Riddell, Calgary
2011 - Darren Entwistle, Vancouver2011 - Hal Kvisle, Calgary2011 - Frank Stronach, Toronto2010 - Norman Keevil, Vancouver2010 - Allan Markin, Calgary2010 - Peter Munk, Toronto2009 - Peter Brown, Vancouver2009 - Anthony Fell, Toronto2009 - Harley Hotchkiss, Calgary2007 - Brian Mulroney2007 - Anson Chan2005 - Gwyn Morgan2004 - Václav Klaus2004 - Dr. Fan Gang2003 - Milton and Rose Friedman2002 - Ralph Klein2001 - Conrad Black
Note: Margaret Thatcher was presented with a special Fraser Institute lifetime membership and honourary T Patrick Boyle Award in 1993.