David MacKinnon

Atlantic Canada Must Reinvent Itself

Atlantic Canada Must Reinvent Itself

For many years, there has been debate about equalization and other transfer programs and their impact on Atlantic Canada and other regions. Much of this discussion has been technical and difficult to follow.  The debate has also been misleading because it focused on...

Regional Subsidies in Canada

Regional Subsidies in Canada

Equalization and many other subsidies provided to Canadian regions are one of the most widely discussed but least understood aspects of our national life.  They are widely discussed because the funding devoted to these subsidies is large and their political impact...

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Transformers: More than Meets the Eye

The path to net zero, based on the much disputed belief that carbon dioxide is a pollution, is more steep and impractical than most people realize. Replacing fossil fuels with clean electricity will require much more power generation and a greatly upgraded grid to...

Equalization Hurts Every Canadian

Equalization Hurts Every Canadian

The controversies that have erupted over equalization in recent days must seem tiresome to many Canadians. Our national debates on equalization have been marked by conflict, obscure technical jargon, little research on the impact of the program, excessive vitriol and...