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Alberta’s net contribution to federal finances soars into the billions

Canada's equalization program cost Alberta taxpayers approximately $3.1 billion in 2017.


9:29AM
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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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The federal government will send $21.1 billion to Ontario this year.


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We’ve seen this script before. Higher spending. Tax increases. Persistent deficits. Growing debt. Warnings from credit rating agencies. A government unwilling to make the tough choices to turn things around.


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The other day former Ontario Premier Bob Rae, fumed at a column by economist Jack Mintz who noted the similarities between the current Kathleen Wynne government and Rae’s reign as premier of Ontario, specifically the “high deficits, debt and taxes.”