CALGARY, AB--(Marketwired - September 06, 2017) - On Thursday, Sept. 7, the Fraser Institute will release a new study on Alberta's provincial government finances.

Canada's Past Fiscal Leaders Now Fiscal Laggards: An Analysis of 2017 Provincial Budgets spotlights the Alberta government's recent fiscal policies and compares the province's financial position to other provinces including Saskatchewan and Quebec.

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

To arrange media interviews or for more information, please contact:

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