federal transfers

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Wynne government continues to rely on cash from Ottawa

The federal government will send $21.1 billion to Ontario this year.


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Ontario must prepare for slowdown in growth of federal transfers
Since the recession, Queen’s Park has failed to take meaningful action to reform and reduce program spending.

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


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In Ontario, federal transfers increased by 87.8 per cent over 10-year period.


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Provincial cries for more federal money are as old as Confederation, and rarely have any substance to them.

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In a year when two heavyweight provinces, Ontario and Alberta, which together constitute 55 per cent of Canada’s GDP, are running substantial deficits, there are three ways to reduce the red ink.


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With the plunge in oil prices over the last six months (and already soft natural gas prices), it’s not headline news to note that provinces heavily dependent on energy-related revenues are suffering.


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Asking for more money is common among municipal officials. Despite soaring transfers from higher level governments, municipalities repeatedly claim they need more because their revenue sources lack growth potential.