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24 May

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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