The Hon. Michael Harris

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.

Recent Research by The Hon. Michael Harris

— Nov 26, 2007
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In this volume, Mike Harris and Preston Manning, two of Canada's most astute political leaders, present their vision of a future Canada - A Canada Strong and Free. What are the public policies that will make this vision a reality? That is the question this work seeks to answer, bringing together with new insights the social, governance, economic, and international policy recommendations of the previous volumes of the Canada Strong and Free series.

— May 6, 2007
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In this fifth volume of the Canada Strong and Free series, Mike Harris and Preston Manning call for Canada to reclaim its leadership role in the international arena. They focus on three foreign policy priorities which would enable Canada to significantly advance its national interests and international influence across a broad front.

— Nov 19, 2006
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In this volume 4 of the Canada Strong and Free series, Fraser Institute Senior Fellows Preston Manning and Mike Harris lay out the case for Canadians to achieve the highest level of economic freedom and prosperity in the world.