canada's federal equalization program

Removing resource revenue from equalization would do nothing for Alberta

Jason Kenney, leadership candidate for Alberta’s United Conservative Party, called for reform to Canada’s equalization program.

Federal-provincial transfers deserve more attention this election season

This fiscal year, Canada's federal government will send more than $68 billion in transfer payments to the provinces.

A primer on equalization in Canada

Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall’s call for changes to Canada’s system of equalization makes an overview of that system timely.

Equalization allows Nova Scotia and New Brunswick to pass up jobs, income, and tax revenues

Canada’s federal equalization program is motivated by good intentions. However, the program has unintended consequences, and creates perverse incentives that have allowed at least two “have-not” provinces to shun sensible economic opportunities.