Another tactic used by the Fraser Institute is to omit inconvenient studies.
Gutstein hopes his analysis has provided some insight. He concludes that asking where the financial funding of the study came from should be the first step.
Gutstein says that he has not looked at the work of the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives but he assumes that they operate in a similar way.
Audience members share their experiences attending events hosted by think tanks. Have you been to a think tank event? What was your experience?
Gutstein: Think tanks have always been really careful in pointing out how effective they are in reaching the media. Annual reports focus on how much media coverage they achieved.
That concludes this session on think tanks.