– former Premier of Ontario
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 October 2002.