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federal transfers

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

20 Dec 2016

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

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 2016

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

December 5, 2016

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 2016

By and

Fiscal transfers are growing. But are they effective?

January 20, 2016 | By and

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

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22 Dec 2015

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

December 22, 2015

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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