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fiscal federalism

Dec 05, 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

Mar 10, 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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Feb 26, 2015

Can Canada learn anything from the Eurozone debt crisis?

February 26, 2015

Canadians like to brag about the strength of our country’s public finances.
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Nov 25, 2014

What the government isn’t telling you about federal transfers

November 25, 2014

Too many federal transfer programs fail basic tests of transparency, efficiency, and fairness. Read More

Sep 25, 2014

Five ways that federal decisions make it harder for Ontario to balance its books

September 25, 2014

The budget presented by Ontario Finance Minister Charles Sousa in July projected a deficit for the seventh year in a row. The province faces difficult choices in order to return to balance. Read More