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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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Maritime provinces could soon see smaller slice of equalization pie

As a share of the province’s total government revenue, New Brunswick’s equalization payments fell from 23.7 per cent to 19 per cent.


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Policymakers must recognize shrinking gap between rich and poor provinces
The fiscal capacity gap between the richest and poorest province has shrunk from $11,350 per person to an estimated $3,754.

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Alberta ‘fiscal capacity’ plummeting, Kenney government must react

Alberta’s fiscal capacity dropped by an estimated 45.1 per cent between 2007 and this year.


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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.