TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - June 17, 2015) - On Thursday, June 18, the Fraser Institute will release a new study comparing Ontario's fiscal performance to that of the so-called Rust Belt states - Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Illinois.

The study, Ontario vs. the U.S. "Rust Belt": Coping with a changing economic world, spotlights debt levels, GDP and private-sector employment growth between 1999 and 2013 amid a global shakeup of manufacturing.

A news release with additional information will be issued via Marketwired on June 18 at 5:30 a.m. (EST).

Niels Veldhuis is in Toronto and available to media. Jason Clemens is in Vancouver.

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Media Contact - The Fraser Institute
Niels Veldhuis, President
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Aanand Radia: (416) 363-6575 ext. 238

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Jason Clemens
Executive vice-president
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The Fraser Institute
Aanand Radia
Media Relations Specialist
(416) 363-6575 ext. 238