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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, Commentary, David Murrell, Equalization, Manitoba, Ontario, Press Release, Saskatchewan, Shaun Fantauzzo

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 …