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Fraser Institute expands to Montreal; think tank to provide free market perspective en français

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Release Date: June 13, 2007
Montreal, QC - The Fraser Institute, Canada's leading independent economic research and educational organization, is expanding to Quebec with the opening of a new Montreal office.

Tasha Kheiriddin, a Montreal writer, university lecturer, and public policy commentator, joins the Institute as Directrice, Québec et la Francophonie .

"We are increasing our presence in Quebec in order to better communicate the importance of market solutions to critical public policy issues," said Mark Mullins, The Fraser Institute's Executive Director. "With the addition of Tasha and a Montreal office, we can greatly expand our research and programming to French-speaking Canadians and francophones outside this country."

The fluently bilingual Kheiriddin, her staff and senior fellows, will represent the Institute in Quebec, conducting local research and hosting public programs, building upon the Institute's existing research, school report cards, and student seminars in Quebec.

"The Fraser Institute has been a leading light in Canada in researching and promoting the benefits of free markets and individual choice. I'm excited to be working with the Institute and having the opportunity to present its material and programs to a Quebec audience," Kheiriddin said.

A Montreal native, Kheiriddin is a graduate of College Jean-de-Brébeuf and McGill University's Faculty of Law. She is the former Vice-President of the Montreal Economic Institute and the Ontario Director of the Canadian Taxpayers Federation. She is a columnist with Les Affaires and a frequent media commentator.