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The Fraser Institute

October 18, 2013 08:15 ET

The Fraser Institute: Lessons for Canada's Equalizaton Program From Other Nations: New Study Coming October 21

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - Oct. 18, 2013) - The Fraser Institute will release a new study Monday October 21 examining how equalization programs operate in other federalist countries.

Federalism and Fiscal Transfers, is a series of essays examining the experience of four other federalist countries: Australia, Germany, Switzerland, and the United States, and how they transfer revenues from the federal government to subnational levels of government. The report aims to identify ways Canada could improve its own program of transfers to the provinces.

A news release with additional information will be issued via Marketwired at 6:30 a.m. (Eastern) on Monday, October 21.

The full report will also be available as a free PDF download at

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