The Fraser Institute

The Fraser Institute

January 11, 2016 08:03 ET

The Fraser Institute Media Advisory: Are Provinces Being Shortchanged by Federal Transfers from Ottawa? New Study Coming Tuesday, January 12

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Jan. 11, 2016) - On Tuesday, January 12, the Fraser Institute will release a new study examining the level of federal transfers to provincial and territorial governments.

In recent months, some provincial premiers have blamed a lack of funding from Ottawa for their inability to balance their budgets. The study, Are the Provinces Really Shortchanged by Federal Transfers? looks at the changes in federal transfers over time and the amount of funding Ottawa provides to provinces.

A news release with additional information will be issued via Marketwired on Tuesday, January 12 at 5:30 a.m. (EST).

Ben Eisen, Fraser Institute associate director of provincial prosperity, will be available to media in Toronto. Charles Lammam, director of fiscal studies at the Fraser Institute will be available in Vancouver.

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The Fraser Institute is an independent Canadian public policy research and educational organization with offices in Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto, and Montreal and ties to a global network of think-tanks in 87 countries. Its mission is to improve the quality of life for Canadians, their families and future generations by studying, measuring and broadly communicating the effects of government policies, entrepreneurship and choice on their well-being. To protect the Institute's independence, it does not accept grants from governments or contracts for research. Visit

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  • Media Contact - The Fraser Institute
    For interviews with Mr. Eisen or Mr. Lammam, please contact:
    Aanand Radia, Media Relations Specialist
    (416) 363-6575 ext. 238