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federal transfers

22 Feb


Health care is about sharing risk. Federalism in Canada should be too.

February 22, 2017 | By |

Universal health care in Canada is strongly attached to Canadian values such as equity, fairness and solidarity. Read More

20 Dec


When it comes to health care, the federal and provincial governments are arguing over growth rates. Here’s why that’s the wrong conversation.

December 20, 2016 | By |

Canada’s federal and provincial governments failed to reach a long-term agreement on health care funding in Ottawa yesterday. Time will tell whether this failure represents an impasse, or just one of many rounds of negotiation to arrive at a mutually agreeable settlement. Read More

05 Dec


The federal government is retreating from health care. Here’s why that’s a terrible idea.

December 5, 2016 | By |

Provincial and Territorial Premiers have called on the Prime Minister for a meeting dedicated to the issue of health care funding. The call comes against the backdrop of federal plans to decrease the growth rate of federal health transfers to the provinces. Without federal action, the Canada Health Transfer (CHT) funding escalator will fall to the 3 per cent floor currently set out in federal legislation starting next year. Read More

20 Jan


Fiscal transfers are growing. But are they effective?

January 20, 2016 | By |

The size of transfer payments can’t tell us if provincial governments are good fiscal managers.

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22 Dec


What you should be asking about this week’s announcement about federal transfer payments

December 22, 2015 | By |

On Sunday, the federal government announced the details of the major transfer payments to provinces and territories for the next year.
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10 Mar


Transfer Payments: Answers to the questions you were too embarrassed to ask

March 10, 2015 | By |

This year the federal government will send $62.5 billion in transfer payments to provincial and local governments — over one quarter of the federal budget.

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