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The Fraser Institute

March 19, 2014 08:15 ET

The Fraser Institute: Does a Weaker Loonie Hurt or Help Canadians? New Commentary Coming Thursday, March 20

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - March 19, 2014) - On Thursday, March 20, the Fraser Institute will release a new commentary by Philip Cross, former chief economic analyst for Statistics Canada, analyzing the economic impact of a weaker loonie.

In Economic Consequences of the Lower Canadian Dollar, Cross spotlights the effects of a depreciating dollar on ordinary Canadians and businesses, and counters claims from some economists who predict increased prosperity as the loonie drops.

A news release with additional information will be issued via Marketwired on Thursday, March 20 at 6:30 a.m. (Eastern).

The commentary will also be available as a free PDF download at

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