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fiscal federalism

25 Sep 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

14 Jul 2014

That federal budget surplus? It’s coming from your EI Premiums

July 14, 2014

Four reasons why using EI Premiums to balance the budget is bad for the country—and Ontario in particular.

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29 Apr 2014

Canada’s broken system of federal spending and transfers

April 29, 2014

Matthew Mendelsohn discusses Canada’s broken system of federal spending and transfers with CBC’s Lang & O’Leary.  Read More

02 Oct 2012


Fiscal Federalism: Why Municipal Leaders Should Care

October 2, 2012 | By

Mowat Centre director Matthew Mendelsohn discusses Ontario’s fiscal capacity.

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19 May 2012


Calming the furor over equalization

May 19, 2012 | By

National Post features editorial by André Lecours & Daniel Béland addressing equalization programs in Canada.

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07 Mar 2012


Ontario staggers under burden of fiscal federalism

March 7, 2012 | By

Mowat Director Matthew Mendelsohn in the Toronto Star discussing how Ontario fares under fiscal federalism.
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07 Jan 2011

Time to Put Ontario First: Video

January 7, 2011

Ontario received its first-ever equalization cheque in 2009. Read More