equalization payments

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Atlantic Canadians rely on programs that rely on Albertans

In 2019, equalization represented 15.5 per cent of provincial revenue in Nova Scotia.


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Alberta’s outsized role in Canada matters for all Canadians

Albertans contributed $2.9 billion more to the CPP than they consumed in 2017.


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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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Alberta could pull policy levers that would spread the pain
If Alberta withdrew from the CPP, the basic rate would have to rise to 10.6 per cent.

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Closing the income gap with the rest of Canada will require Quebec’s government to work to attract more investment.


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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.


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The two biggest automatic stabilizers from Ottawa are income taxes and employment insurance payments.