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May 16, 2011 10:01 ET

Fraser Institute to Release Report Examining the Economic Impact of Canadian Immigration Policy on Tuesday, May 17

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - May 16, 2011) - The Fraser Institute will release a report measuring the economic impact of Canada's current immigration policies on Tuesday, May 17 at 6:30 a.m. (Eastern).

The report, Immigration and the Canadian Welfare State 2011, calculates the difference between immigrants' tax payments and the value of government services they absorb, using publicly available government statistics.

A news release with additional information will be issued via Marketwire on Tuesday, May 17 at 6:30 a.m. (Eastern).

Herbert Grubel, Fraser Institute senior fellow and co-author of the report, will be in Vancouver and available for media interviews the day of the release.

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