The Fraser Institute

The Fraser Institute

October 24, 2010 10:01 ET

Media Advisory: Fraser Institute to Release New Study Measuring and Comparing 10 Provincial Premiers on Their Management of Provincial Finances

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Oct. 24, 2010) - A new study measuring the performance of 10 provincial premiers on key aspects of fiscal policy will be released Monday, October 25 by the Fraser Institute, Canada's leading public policy think-tank.

The study, Measuring the Fiscal Performance of Canada's Premiers, gives each premier an overall score and rank based on how they performed on three fiscal components: government spending, taxes, and debt and deficits.

"This study gives Canadians an objective, empirical assessment of how the premiers have managed their province's public finances and economic policies compared to other provincial premiers," said Niels Veldhuis, Fraser Institute senior economist.

A news release with additional information about the study will be issued via Marketwire on Monday, October 25 at 6:30 a.m. Eastern.

Follow the Fraser Institute on Twitter | Become a fan on Facebook

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 80 think-tanks. Its mission is to measure, study, and communicate the impact of competitive markets and government intervention on the welfare of individuals. To protect the Institute's independence, it does not accept grants from governments or contracts for research. Visit

Contact Information