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The Fraser Institute

August 11, 2014 09:05 ET

The Fraser Institute/Media Advisory: New Study Spotlighting Tax Bill of Average Canadian Family Coming Tuesday, August 12

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - Aug. 11, 2014) - On Tuesday, August 12, the Fraser Institute will release a new study spotlighting how much Canadians pay in taxes.

The study, Canadian Consumer Tax Index, tracks the total tax bill of the average Canadian family from 1961 to 2013, and compares tax costs to other expenses such as food, clothing and shelter.

A news release (in English and French) with additional information will be issued via Marketwired on Tuesday, August 12 at 6:30 a.m. (Eastern).

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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 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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