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Debunking the Fraser Institute's latest scaremongering on Indigenous rights - 2017-07-10

F0.png Debunking the Fraser Institute's latest scaremongering on Indigenous rights July 10, 2017, Seth Klein, Georgia Straight

In a particularly dick move (sorry, no other term for it), the Fraser Institute chose National Aboriginal Day (June 21) to release a report by Tom Flanagan claiming that a sharp increase in people with Registered Indian status will drive up government costs.

The methodology employed by Flanagan is remarkably shoddy, as I explain below. I'm not sure what sort of peer review process the Fraser Institute follows, but it should be embarrassed.

The report and its associated news release make three dubious and related arguments:

Wikipedia cite:
{{cite news | first = Seth | last = Klein | title = Debunking the Fraser Institute's latest scaremongering on Indigenous rights | url = https://www.straight.com/news/934906/seth-klein-debunking-fraser-institutes-latest-scaremongering-indigenous-rights | work = Georgia Straight | date = July 10, 2017 | accessdate = April 25, 2019 }}