VANCOUVER, BC--(Marketwired - August 16, 2017) - On Thursday, Aug. 17, the Fraser Institute will release a new study on homebuying in Canada.

Interest Rates and Mortgage Borrowing Power in Canada spotlights how changes in interest rates and income levels over the past 15 years have affected the ability of Canadians to borrow for a home.

A news release with additional information will be issued via Marketwired on Thursday, Aug. 17 at 5:00 a.m. (Eastern).

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Niels Veldhuis
Fraser Institute

Josef Filipowicz
Senior Policy Analyst
Fraser Institute

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Bryn Weese
Media Relations Specialist
Fraser Institute
Office: (604) 688-0221 ext. 589