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Owen Lippert

Owen Lippert is a former Senior Fellow with the Fraser Institute. He conducted research and wrote about intellectual property, aboriginal, legal and trade issues for the Institute from 1997 to 2002. He holds a Ph.D. in European History from the University of Notre Dame, Indiana and a B.A. from Carleton College, Minnesota. Following his graduation in 1983, he worked as managing editor for the Asia and World Institute in Taipei, Taiwan. Returning to Canada in 1984, he worked first as a caucus researcher for the Social Credit government and, then as a policy analyst for the Office of the Premier until 1991. He joined the staff of Kim Campbell as press secretary during Campbell's tenure as attorney general of Canada and minister of Justice. In 1993, while an advisor during Campbell's leadership campaign, he taught at Carleton University and the University of British Columbia and he was a senior policy advisor in Industry and Science Canada during Campbell's tenure as Prime Minister. In 1994, Dr. Lippert worked on contract for the Canadian department of Justice. In 1996, he joined the Editorial Board of The Globe & Mail in Toronto. His articles have also appeared in the Wall Street Journal, National Post, Globe and Mail and many regional papers in Canada and the United States.

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