equalization program

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Heavy reliance on Ottawa puts Atlantic Canada’s finances at risk

The three Maritime provinces rely more heavily on federal transfers than any other province.


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Maritime provinces could soon see smaller slice of equalization pie

As a share of the province’s total government revenue, New Brunswick’s equalization payments fell from 23.7 per cent to 19 per cent.


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Equalization is broken and needs fixing now

The fiscal capacity gap between “have” and "have-not" provinces has shrunk from 27 per cent to 6 per cent.


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It’s time to let equalization shrink

The equalization program will cost nearly $20 billion this year.


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Equalization—separating fact from fiction

Alberta ran a $3.1 billion deficit in 2012/13—when oil prices were over US$80 per barrel.


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Getting off equalization—a great goal for Quebec, but it’ll take a while

Quebec has received equalization every year since the program’s inception in 1957.