TORONTO, ON--(Marketwired - December 12, 2016) - The Fraser Institute will release its Economic Freedom of North America 2016 annual report on Tuesday, Dec. 13.

The report compares the level of economic freedom in Canada, Mexico and all 50 U.S. states based on government spending, taxation, labor market restrictions and other factors.

A news release with additional information will be issued via Marketwired on Tuesday, Dec. 13 at 5:30 a.m. (Eastern).

The full report will also be available as a free PDF download at

Dean Stansel
Research Associate Professor, O'Neil Center for Global Markets and Freedom
Cox School of Business, Southern Methodist University
Tel: 214-768-3492,

Fred McMahon
Dr. Michael A. Walker Research Chair in Economic Freedom, Fraser Institute
Tel: (416) 363-6575 ext. 226
Mobile: (416) 727-7138

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