Charitable Fraser Institute received $4.3 million in foreign funding since 2000 - 2012-08-30

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F0.png Charitable Fraser Institute received $4.3 million in foreign funding since 2000 August 30, 2012, Beth Hong, Vancouver Observer

The Fraser Institute, Canada's leading right-wing think tank, received over $4.3 million in the last decade from eight major American foundations including the most powerful players in oil and pharmaceuticals, The Vancouver Observer has learned.

In May, it was found that the US oil billionaire Koch brothers gave the Fraser Institute half a million dollars since 2007. But further investigation shows the insitute received funding from other major US foundations.

The issue of foreign funding of progressive Canadian charities has been under scrutiny since Natural Resources Minister Joe Oliver released an open letter last January accusing "environmental and other radical groups" of influencing Canadian politics.

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{{cite news | first = Beth | last = Hong | title = Charitable Fraser Institute received $4.3 million in foreign funding since 2000 | url = https://www.vancouverobserver.com/politics/charitable-fraser-institute-received-43-million-foreign-funding-2000 | work = Vancouver Observer | date = August 30, 2012 | accessdate = April 24, 2019 }}