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REF NO.: 107

SUBJECT: Findings of report on federal government presence in Newfoundland and Labrador to be released

DATE: Nov. 18

Note to editors:

The Leslie Harris Centre of Regional and Policy Development (Harris Centre), Memorial University, will be releasing a report titled Federal Government presence in Newfoundlandand Labrador . The report examines changes in federal government employment, wages and salaries, spending, and military personnel over the past 25 years. The report was prepared by Alison Coffin, a researcher working under the direction of Dr. James Feehan, Department of Economics, Faculty of Arts, Memorial University.

A technical media briefing will be held on Nov. 22, 2005, at 10 a.m. in the Junior Common Room, R. Gushue Hall of Memorial’s St. John’scampus. Copies of the report will be made available at the briefing. Parking available in Lot15.

Media agencies are encouraged to send representatives.

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For more information please contact Deborah Inkpen, communications co-ordinator (research), Memorial University, (709)737-4073 or inkpend@mun.ca.

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