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fiscal federalism

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

Jul 14, 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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Apr 29, 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

Oct 02, 2012

Fiscal Federalism: Why Municipal Leaders Should Care

October 2, 2012

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

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May 19, 2012

Calming the furor over equalization

May 19, 2012

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

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