February 6, 2015
This Mowat Note assesses the risks of a provincial debt crisis and suggests proposals to limit these risks, with particular attention to fiscal federalism.
November 25, 2014
Too many federal transfer programs fail basic tests of transparency, efficiency, and fairness. Read More
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
September 18, 2014
This Mowat Note looks at an important but unexpected twist in the story of the federal government’s income splitting proposal. Read More
August 5, 2014
This Mowat Note examines public infrastructure investment in Canada today. Canada has a historic opportunity to rebuild our 20th century nation-defining infrastructure for the 21st century. Read More
July 14, 2014
July 10, 2014
Two thirds of the federal government’s budget each year are redistributed to provinces and territories, organizations and people through transfer payments. Read More
April 29, 2014
Matthew Mendelsohn discusses Canada’s broken system of federal spending and transfers with CBC’s Lang & O’Leary. Read More
October 2, 2012
Mowat Centre director Matthew Mendelsohn discusses Ontario’s fiscal capacity.
May 19, 2012
National Post features editorial by André Lecours & Daniel Béland addressing equalization programs in Canada.
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