VANCOUVER, BC--(Marketwired - September 27, 2016) - On Wednesday, Sept. 28, the Fraser Institute will release a new study examining the economic well-being of Canada's middle class.

The study, The Myth of Middle-Class Stagnation in Canada, spotlights how middle-class incomes have changed since the 1970s, and compares the number of work-hours required to afford common household items -- back then and today.

A news release with additional information will be issued via Marketwired on Sept. 28 at 5:30 a.m. (Eastern).

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Contact Information:

Donald Boudreaux, Senior Fellow
Fraser Institute

Charles Lammam, Director, Fiscal Studies
Fraser Institute

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Office: (604) 688-0221 ext. 589