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The Fraser Institute

June 03, 2015 08:30 ET

The Fraser Institute: Media Advisory; Study Comparing Government and Private-Sector Compensation in Canada Coming Thursday, June 4

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - June 3, 2015) - The Fraser Institute will release a new study comparing government and private-sector compensation nationwide across Canada on Thursday, June 4.

The study, Comparing Government and Private Sector Compensation in Canada, calculates the "wage premium" (i.e., the degree to which public-sector wages exceed private-sector wages for similar positions) for all government employees (federal, provincial, and local) and private-sector workers nationwide. The study also compares four components of non-wage benefits: pensions, early retirement, job security and absence rates.

A news release with additional information will be issued via Marketwired at 5:30 a.m. (Eastern) on Thursday, June 4.

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

Jason Clemens is in Toronto and available to media. Charles Lammam is in Vancouver.

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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

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