The Fraser Institute

The Fraser Institute

April 02, 2009 10:00 ET

Media Advisory: Fraser Institute Senior Economist Discusses Alberta's Economy and Its 2009 Provincial Budget During Breakfast Event

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - April 2, 2009) - Alberta, like most Canadian provinces, is facing a pronounced economic downturn. If the decisions made by other provinces and the federal government are any indication, the Alberta government will face tremendous pressure to increase government spending and introduce more interventionist economic policies.

Join Niels Veldhuis, Fraser Institute senior economist and director of fiscal studies, at an April 8 breakfast discussion on Alberta's 2009 budget and its likely impact on the province's economy.

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: Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Time: Registration: 7:30 am
Presentation at 7:45 am (followed by Q & A session)
Adjournment: 8:45 am

Location: The Calgary Chamber of Commerce
Robert Brown Jr. Room # 205
100 - 6 Avenue SW, Calgary, AB

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