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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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Equalization is not to blame—Alberta is

Successive governments have increased spending faster than the rate of economic growth or inflation-plus-population.


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Equalization makes for a handy scapegoat, but successive Alberta governments have no one to blame but themselves for the province’s fiscal problems.


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Ontario and Quebec now receive approximately 70 per cent of all equalization payments.


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New Brunswick Premier Brian Gallant, seems poised to follow through on a campaign promise to institute a moratorium on hydraulic fracturing.