The Fraser Institute

The Fraser Institute

November 26, 2009 10:00 ET

Media Advisory: Fraser Institute to Release Updated Study Tracking Amount of Corporate Welfare Dispensed by Governments to Business

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Nov. 26, 2009) - The Fraser Institute, one of Canada's leading economic think tanks, will release an updated study on Friday, November 27 at 6:30 a.m. (Eastern) that tracks and calculates the amount of money dispensed by governments in subsidies and handouts to business.

The study provides a summary of the total amount of corporate welfare, money governments handed out in subsidies to businesses over the years 1994 to 2007 (the most recent year for which data are available). It also examines the recent government bailouts of General Motors and Chrysler and their effect on Canadian taxpayers.

A news release with additional information will be issued via Marketwire on Friday, November 27.

The full study will be available as a free PDF at

The Fraser Institute is an independent research and educational organization with locations across North America and partnerships in more than 70 countries. 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

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