CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwired - Oct. 7, 2015) - On Thursday, October 8, the Fraser Institute will release a new study spotlighting the causes of Alberta's budgetary woes.

The study, Alberta's Budget Deficit: Why Spending is to Blame, examines the effect of government spending on the province's finances, especially in light of falling energy prices and the upcoming budget.

A news release with additional information will be issued via Marketwired on October 8 at 5:30 a.m. (Mountain).

Charles Lammam, director of fiscal studies at the Fraser Institute, is in Calgary and available for media interviews.

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Contact Information:

Media Contact:
Charles Lammam
Director of Fiscal Studies
Fraser Institute

For media interviews with Mr. Lammam, please contact:
Aanand Radia
Media Relations Specialist, Fraser Institute
(416) 363-6575 ext. 238