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Jul 25, 2018

A Fair Fiscal Deal: Key Takeaways

July 25, 2018

Over many years, the Mowat Centre’s research has documented the fact that Ontarians receive far less in federal spending than they send to the federal government in tax revenue. Newly released data again highlights this “fiscal gap” – and shows that it is growing. Read More

Mar 15, 2018

Federal budget 2018: Now the hard work begins

March 15, 2018

The 2018 federal budget contained many positives. Action on gender inequality and the gender wage gap, on research underfunding, and on many other items was long in coming. Read More

Feb 22, 2018

Risk-sharing, not equalization, is failing Alberta

February 22, 2018

In the weeks leading up to Family Day, Canada’s governments did what many families often do: argue about money. This year’s quibble focused on the Equalization program – and largely missed the mark.
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Aug 24, 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

May 24, 2017

An Old Idea is New Again

May 24, 2017

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

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Aug 09, 2016

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

August 9, 2016

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