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AUDIO: Deconstitutionalizing Equalization

Audio, Equalization

Deplorably, the federal government recently announced it was renewing the current equalization system in Canada. I say “deplorably” because the evidence is mounting that equalization is a millstone around the neck of the less-developed provinces seeking to escape dependence on …

Frontier Centre Releases Declining Equalization Payments and Fiscal Challenges in the Small “Have-not” Provinces

Alberta, Ben Eisen, David Murrell, Equalization, Manitoba, Ontario, Press Release (historic), Saskatchewan, Shaun Fantauzzo (historic), Uncategorized

Today, the Frontier Centre for Public Policy (FCPP) and the Atlantic Institute for Market Studies (AIMS) released a new paper documenting a recent decline in equalization payments (relative to provincial GDP) to Manitoba, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and Prince Edward …

Declining Equalization Payments and Fiscal Challenges in the Small “Have-not” Provinces

Alberta, Ben Eisen, David Murrell, Equalization, Manitoba, Ontario, Publications, Saskatchewan, Shaun Fantauzzo (historic), Uncategorized

This paper analyzes the fiscal condition of the four small, comparatively low-income Canadian provinces that rely on equalization payments as a source of revenue: Manitoba, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and Prince Edward Island. Specifically, we examine recent trends in the …