The Fraser Institute

The Fraser Institute

September 13, 2013 09:05 ET

The Fraser Institute: Media Advisory; Can Provincial Governments Afford Current Public Sector Pensions? New Study Coming Monday, September 16

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwired - Sept. 13, 2013) - The Fraser Institute will release a new study examining the state of public sector pensions and their effects on provincial government finances, Monday September 16 at 6:30 a.m. (Eastern).

The study, Public-Sector Pensions: Options for Reform from the Saskatchewan NDP, highlights how governments in many provinces since 2000 have been forced to bail out some public-sector pension plans and increase pension contribution rates. It recommends reforms that would help make public sector pension plans sustainable and ease the burden on provincial treasuries.

A news release with additional information will be issued via Marketwired at 6:30 a.m. (Eastern) on Monday, September 16.

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

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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 86 think-tanks. Its mission is to measure, study, and communicate the impact of competitive markets and government intervention on the welfare of individuals. To protect the Institute's independence, it does not accept grants from governments or contracts for research. Visit

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