The Fraser Institute

The Fraser Institute

December 08, 2014 08:15 ET

The Fraser Institute: How Does Equalization Really Affect Nova Scotia and New Brunswick? New Essay Coming Tuesday, Dec. 9

HALIFAX, NOVA SCOTIA--(Marketwired - Dec. 8, 2014) - On Tuesday, Dec. 9, the Fraser Institute and the Atlantic Institute for Market Studies (AIMS) will jointly release a new essay on equalization payments, natural resource development, and the economic malaise in Nova Scotia and New Brunswick.

The study, Nova Scotia and New Brunswick and the Equalization Policy Crutch, examines the effect of the federal equalization program on the two most populous Atlantic provinces.

A news release with additional information will be issued via Marketwired at 6:30 a.m. (Eastern) on Tuesday, Dec. 9.

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    Ben Eisen
    Director, Research and Programmes
    Atlantic Institute for Market Studies
    (902) 429-1143 ext. 231

    Mark Milke
    Senior Fellow, Fraser Institute
    Office : (403) 216-7175 ext. 423
    Cell: (403) 510-6270

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    Media Relations Specialist, Fraser Institute
    (604) 688-0221 ext. 517