Payments to recipient provinces are increasing even as the gap between richer and poorer provinces shrinks.
May 17, 2023 9:37AM
January 5, 2022 3:27PM
The economic gap between provinces has shrunk yet equalization payments have continued to increase.
December 16, 2021 8:10AM
According to forecasts, overpayments will account for 35 per cent of the program’s cost in 2025/26.
November 4, 2021 1:00AM
November 3, 2021 3:21PM
Ottawa raised $280 billion more from Albertans than it spent in Alberta from 2007 to 2019.
October 12, 2021 1:14PM
Reforms in the 1990s led to a marked decline in welfare dependency and reduced spending on social assistance.
August 4, 2021 5:00PM
Alberta received just $249 million in payments despite a revenue loss of $7.2 billion.
July 7, 2021 3:18PM
Currently, equalization payments increase in line with nominal GDP growth.
June 30, 2021 8:50AM
Albertans will likely vote on equalization in October.
June 17, 2021 11:12AM
In 2019/20, equalization comprised 21 per cent of provincial government revenue in Prince Edward Island.