The Fraser Institute

The Fraser Institute

November 01, 2013 08:25 ET

The Fraser Institute: Media Advisory; Do Equalization Payments Result in Comparable Services Across All Provinces? New Study Coming Monday November 4

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwired - Nov. 1, 2013) - The Fraser Institute will release a new study on Monday November 4 examining whether Canada's system of equalization payments results in reasonably comparable levels of public services across all provinces.
The study looks at equalization and other "equalization-plus" transfers in 19 areas of provincial government service, from 2005/06 to 2012/13, to determine whether "have" or "have-not" provinces were advantaged by equalization.

A news release with additional information will be issued via Marketwired at 6:30 a.m. (Eastern) on Monday, November 4.

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

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