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27 Sep 2017

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Provinces should lead policy innovation on Canada’s defining issues – again

September 27, 2017 | By

With political news focused on federal tax changes, a federal cabinet shuffle, and federally-led NAFTA renegotiations, it is easy to lose sight of the where the weight of governing falls in Canada. According to the OECD, Canada’s provincial, territorial and local governments account for nearly four out of every five public dollars spent – a level of decentralization unmatched by any other developed country. Read More

24 Aug 2017

Q&A Session on the “Gap”

August 24, 2017

The “gap” is a dollar figure that seeks to measure a province’s aggregate net fiscal contribution or benefit vis-à-vis the rest of the federation. The federal government collects financial resources from its myriad revenue sources. Read More

22 Feb 2017

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

February 22, 2017

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

30 Mar 2016

How can delivery units work in a federation like Canada?

March 30, 2016

The federal government is embarking on an ambitious new mandate with over 300 commitments flowing from its election platform and Ministerial mandate letters. Read More

10 Mar 2015

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

March 10, 2015

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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24 Feb 2010

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Are National Standards Necessary?

February 24, 2010 | By

Jennifer Wallner considers the power of social citizenship in Canada under federal system of governance versus a welfare state in editorial published by the Mowat Centre.

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