VANCOUVER, BC--(Marketwired - September 06, 2017) - On Thursday, Sept. 7, the Fraser Institute will release a new study on British Columbia's provincial government finances.

With B.C.'s NDP government unveiling its first budget update next week, Canada's Past Fiscal Leaders Now Fiscal Laggards: An Analysis of 2017 Provincial Budgets spotlights the province's financial position and compares it to other provinces including Alberta and Ontario.

A news release with additional information will be issued via Marketwired at 5:00 a.m. (Eastern) on Sept. 7.

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Contact Information:

Charles Lammam
Director, Fiscal Studies
Fraser Institute

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