The Fraser Institute

The Fraser Institute

January 04, 2016 08:30 ET

Fraser Institute Media Advisory: How much are Canadian governments spending on interest payments to service their debt? New study coming Tuesday, January 5

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - Jan. 4, 2016) - On Tuesday, January 5, the Fraser Institute will release a new study spotlighting the interest costs incurred by the levels of total government debt (federal, provincial and local) in Canada.

The study, The Cost of Government Debt in Canada, examines the substantial increases in government debt - throughout the country - since the 2008/09 recession. It also spotlights the annual debt interest payments incurred by province and calculates per person costs to taxpayers.

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

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

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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

Contact Information

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