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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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The federal government will send $21.1 billion to Ontario this year.


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Since the recession, Queen’s Park has failed to take meaningful action to reform and reduce program spending.


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Ontario and Quebec now receive approximately 70 per cent of all equalization payments.


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In Ontario, federal transfers increased by 87.8 per cent over 10-year period.


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Provincial cries for more federal money are as old as Confederation, and rarely have any substance to them.


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In a year when two heavyweight provinces, Ontario and Alberta, which together constitute 55 per cent of Canada’s GDP, are running substantial deficits, there are three ways to reduce the red ink.