Alberta leads North America in economic freedom

CALGARY — Alberta has the highest level of economic freedom among all Canadian provinces and U.S. states, according to a new report released Wednesday by the Fraser Institute, a Canadian public policy think-tank.

The Economic Freedom of North America 2012 report ranks Saskatchewan second among the provinces and third overall. Canadian provinces make up four of the top 10 jurisdictions, with Newfoundland and Labrador and British Columbia coming in ninth and 10th among all provinces and U.S. states.

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