In 2020/21, the provinces ran a cumulative deficit of $59.8 billion.
Provincial transfers represented about 21 per cent of federal spending, up from 13 per cent in 1997.
The three Maritime provinces rely more heavily on federal transfers than any other province.
Between 2004 and 2014, Alberta created more than 350,000 jobs.
The federal government will send $21.1 billion to Ontario this year.
Since the recession, Queen’s Park has failed to take meaningful action to reform and reduce program spending.
Ontario and Quebec now receive approximately 70 per cent of all equalization payments.