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January 30, 2013 09:02 ET

The Fraser Institute: New Report Examining State of Ontario's Debt and Deficits Coming Thursday, January 31

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Jan. 30, 2013) - The Fraser Institute will release a new report examining the state of Ontario's debt and deficits on Thursday, January 31 at 6:30 a.m. (Eastern).

The study, The State of Ontario's Indebtedness, looks at Ontario's deficit and debt from three perspectives: a comparison to California and its debt load, the future of Ontario's debt if current spending trends continue, and a comparison of Ontario's debt load and spending outlook to that of Greece. Combined, the three chapters detail the extent of the problem facing Ontario and paint a cautionary tale of what could happen if the Ontario government delays taking action.

Authors of the report include Fraser Institute economists Jason Clemens and Niels Veldhuis, University of Calgary economist Ron Kneebone, and Lakehead University economist Livio Di Matteo.

A news release with additional information will be issued via Marketwire at 6:30 a.m. (Eastern) on Thursday, January 31.

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

NOTE: Niels Veldhuis, Fraser Institute president, will be in Toronto and available for media interviews on January 31.

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