SOURCE: The Fraser Institute

The Fraser Institute

July 27, 2016 08:30 ET

Fraser Institute Media Advisory: Can Electoral Reform Affect Government Policy? New Essay Coming Thursday, July 28

VANCOUVER, BC--(Marketwired - July 27, 2016) - On Thursday, July 28, the Fraser Institute will release a new essay examining how electoral rules influence government policy, particularly government spending.

The federal government is committed to changing Canada's electoral system in time for the next election. The essay, Electoral Rules and Fiscal Policy Outcomes, looks at other countries, spotlighting the relationship between different electoral systems and fiscal balance (deficits/surpluses).

A news release with additional information will be issued via Marketwired on Thursday, July 28 at 5:30 a.m. (Eastern).

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