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The Fraser Institute

November 27, 2012 09:02 ET

Media Advisory: Fraser Institute to release annual Economic Freedom of North America report Wednesday, November 28

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Nov. 27, 2012) - The Fraser Institute will release the Economic Freedom of North America: 2012 Annual Report on Wednesday, November 28 at 6:30 a.m. (Eastern).

The report compares key indicators of economic freedom for Canadian provinces and U.S. and Mexican states using data from 2010 (most recent year available). Economic freedom represents the ability of individuals and families to make their own economic decisions, free from government interference.

"The link between economic freedom and prosperity is clear: provinces and states that support low taxation, limited government, and flexible labour markets benefit from greater economic growth," said Fred McMahon, Dr. Michael A. Walker Research Chair in Economic Freedom (Fraser Institute) and co-author of the report.

"In contrast, provinces with reduced levels of economic freedom see lower living standards for families and fewer economic opportunities."

A news release with additional information will be issued via Marketwire at 6:30 a.m. (Eastern) on Wednesday, November 28.

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

McMahon will be in Toronto and available for media interviews the day of the release.

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