SOURCE: The Fraser Institute

The Fraser Institute

May 10, 2017 05:00 ET

Fraser Institute Media Advisory: Who is the highest spending prime minister since Confederation? New study coming Thursday, May 11

VANCOUVER, BC--(Marketwired - May 10, 2017) - On Thursday, May 11, the Fraser Institute will release a new study on federal government spending.

Prime Ministers and Government Spending: A Retrospective spotlights how much each prime minister has spent on federal programs -- on a per person basis -- throughout Canada's 150-year history.

A news release with additional information will be issued via Marketwired on Thursday, May 11 at 5:00 a.m. (Eastern).

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Contact Information

  • To arrange media interviews or for more information, please contact:
    Bryn Weese
    Media Relations Specialist, Fraser Institute
    Office: (604) 688-0221 ext. 589