Residents in the region pay some of the highest tax rates on personal income, goods and services.
atlantic canada prosperity
The three Maritime provinces rely more heavily on federal transfers than any other province.
In 2019, government spending equaled a remarkable 55 per cent of Atlantic Canada's economy.
Some workers remain unemployed because the benefits are generous.
Budget include an additional $185 million in transfers from Ottawa.
Government workers in Atlantic Canada received 11.9 per cent more (on average) in wages than their private-sector counterparts.