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Dear Sir/Madam,

I would like to invite you to our 3rd Annual Canada Strong & Free – Ottawa Dinner on Tuesday, May 8, 2007, to be held at the spectacular National Gallery of Canada. At this event, Mike Harris and Preston Manning will present their vision for International Leadership by a Canada Strong & Free.

Free trade and free markets have created prosperity wherever they have been allowed to flourish while foreign aid often feeds repressive governments. Yet Canadians seem more interested in the “values” that aid represents and distrustful of following our “interests” which involve economic growth that would benefit all.

International Leadership – the fifth volume in the Canada Strong & Free series – reaches beyond the false dichotomy between values and interests – showing that merely preaching values accomplishes nothing. These ideas are intertwined and must be matched by practical action, not just words. This milestone project is about finding a productive role in the world for Canada.

Please join Preston Manning and Mike Harris as they showcase inspiring yet pragmatic strategies around the idea that our international efforts should be devoted to reducing trade barriers and helping nations that are committed to free markets, not free handouts. Topping the agenda should be improving our security and trade ties with the United States – not only our biggest trading partner but the ally through which Canada’s influence on the world stage could be enhanced and not eroded.

Tickets are available for $195 each or you can purchase a table of 10 seats for $1,950. Tickets are tax receiptable according to CRA guidelines. As space is limited and this event sold out quickly last year, please reserve your place with John Maus at 416-363-6575 ext. 232 as soon as possible.

We would like to thank our dinner sponsor the Certified General Accountants Association of Canada and our reception sponsors Francopol and The Dominion of Canada. Thank you so much for your interest in this important issue – we look forward to seeing you in May.


Dr. Mark Mullins

Executive Director