TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - May 25, 2015) - Tuesday, May 26, the Fraser Institute will release a new study spotlighting the economic impacts of Ontario's push for municipal consolidation in the 1990s.

Municipal Amalgamation in Ontario builds on the plethora of research about the shortcomings of amalgamation in the province's big cities. The study examines the experiences of some of Ontario's rural communities to see if cost savings were achieved and efficiencies realized when these smaller municipalities were brought together.

A news release with additional information will be issued via Marketwired on Tuesday, May 26 at 5:30 a.m. (Eastern).

The study will also be available as a free PDF download at

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Phone: 519-984-9843

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