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24 May


An Old Idea is New Again

May 24, 2017 | By |

A Royal Commission on a new amending formula for Canada’s Constitution to fix our fiscal imbalance

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09 Aug


A little explainer on how equalization payments work: radio interview with Erich Hartmann

August 9, 2016 | By |

Erich Hartmann, Mowat’s Practice Lead – Intergovernmental Affairs, explains how Canada’s Equalization program and other transfer payments work in the context of the recent economic downturn in Alberta. Read More

11 Jul


Canada’s Finance Minister is entitled to his own opinions, but not his own facts

July 11, 2014 | By |

This week, the National Post published my op-ed addressing recent comments made by Canada’s federal Finance Minister regarding Ontario’s long-standing criticism of federal policies governing fiscal transfers and their impact on Ontario’s balance sheet.
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10 Jul


Not Just Equalization—Many Federal Transfer Programs Fail Basic Tests of Transparency, Efficiency and Fairness, Says New Mowat Analysis

July 10, 2014 | By |

A substantial portion of the $163 billion in annual federal transfers to provinces is doled out in ways that fail to meet basic tests of transparency, efficiency and fairness, according to a new study released today by the Mowat Centre.
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15 Jun


Ontario is being cheated by the federal government

June 15, 2014 | By |

All evidence suggests the federal government is actually tinkering with allocation formulae and fiscal transfers to weaken Ontario’s balance sheet.
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19 Dec


Ontario is getting short-changed, and it’s not ‘just math’

December 19, 2013 | By |

Ontarians deserve an explanation for why their transfer payments from Ottawa are going down while every other province’s are going up.
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