SOURCE: The Fraser Institute

The Fraser Institute

February 23, 2016 08:30 ET

Fraser Institute Media Advisory: How Would a Modest Interest Rate Hike Affect Provincial Budgets in Ontario and Across Canada? New Study Coming Wednesday, Feb. 24

TORONTO, ON--(Marketwired - February 23, 2016) -  On Wednesday, Feb. 24, the Fraser Institute will release a new study calculating the effects of a higher-than-expected rise in interest rates on provincial government budgets.

The Impact of Higher Interest Rates on the Cost of Servicing Government Debt uses Ontario and Quebec -- Canada's two largest and most indebted provinces -- as examples.

A news release with additional information will be issued via Marketwired on Feb. 24 at 5:30 a.m. (Eastern).

Jean Francois Wen, professor of economics
University of Calgary

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

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