TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Jan. 26, 2016) - On Wednesday, January 27 the Fraser Institute will release a new study examining the accuracy of the wide-spread belief that Ontario is rapidly losing agricultural land to urbanization.

The study, Economic Analysis of Rural Land Use Policies in Ontario, spotlights the empirical evidence on the amount of agricultural land in Ontario and how that has changed since the 1950s.

A news release with additional information will be issued via Marketwired on Wednesday, January 27 at 5:30 a.m. (EST).

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Contact Information:

University of Guelph
Glenn Fox
Department of Food, Agricultural and Resource Economics

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