The Fraser Institute

The Fraser Institute

February 18, 2009 09:00 ET

Media Advisory: Fraser Institute to Release New Study on Prosperity and Economic Growth in Saskatchewan at Feb. 19 Luncheon Briefing

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Feb. 18, 2009) - Niels Veldhuis, director of fiscal studies at the Fraser Institute, will discuss the findings of the Institute's new report, Saskatchewan Prosperity: Building on Success, on Thursday, February 19, at a luncheon sponsored by the Prairie Policy Centre in Saskatoon.

The report, Saskatchewan Prosperity: Building on Success, examines the province's investment performance over the past 30 years and makes recommendations on how Saskatchewan can bolster its recent economic success. Veldhuis will also discuss Saskatchewan's poor economic performance and the massive out-migration of working-age people over the past 30 years.

A news release with highlights from Saskatchewan Prosperity: Building on Success, will be issued via MarketWire at 6 a.m. Central Time on Thursday February 19. The complete report will be available at

Veldhuis is the director of fiscal studies and a senior economist at The Fraser Institute. Since joining the Institute in 2002, he has authored or co-authored four books and 34 comprehensive studies on a wide range of topics including, taxation, productivity, entrepreneurship, labour markets, and government performance. His articles have appeared in newspapers across Canada and he is a frequent media commentator.

Interested media are invited to attend.

Date: Thursday, February 19, 2009
Time: 12:00 pm-1:30 pm
Location: Sheraton Cavalier Hotel, Top of the Inn
612 Spadina Crescent, East
Saskatoon, SK

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