Alberta still loses if resource revenue removed from equalization

Options for reform are severely limited so long as a rule requiring program costs to escalate every year remains

Alberta still loses if resource revenue removed from equalization
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Options for reform are severely limited so long as a rule requiring program costs to escalate every year remains

Should equalization really grow forever?

A rule requiring payments to grow – no matter what the circumstances – can only exacerbate regional friction

Should equalization really grow forever?
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A rule requiring payments to grow – no matter what the circumstances – can only exacerbate regional friction

Sharing the wealth is the Canadian – and Albertan – way

Wildrose's attack on equalization payments is based on a skewed view of the program and a lack of respect for the true Alberta perspective

Sharing the wealth is the Canadian – and Albertan – way
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BARRIE: Wildrose’s attack on equalization payments is based on a skewed view of the program and a lack of respect for the true Alberta perspective

Robertson, Coderre charter members of Misguided Mayors Club

Vancouver's Robertson and Montreal's Coderre are front and centre when it comes to policy pronouncements that are dangerously delusional

Robertson, Coderre charter members of Misguided Mayors Club
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MORGAN: Vancouver’s Robertson and Montreal’s Coderre are front and centre when it comes to policy pronouncements that are dangerously delusional

Trudeau is out of touch with Canada’s economic reality

Blissfully unaware of the devastating impact of collapsed resource revenues on the entire nation

Trudeau is out of touch with Canada’s economic reality
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MORGAN: Blissfully unaware of the devastating impact of collapsed resource revenues on the entire nation

Central Canada new centre of gravity for equalization

That great sucking sound you hear is Ontario and Quebec siphoning off most of the equalization money

Central Canada new centre of gravity for equalization
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EISEN, LAMMAM: That great sucking sound you hear is Ontario and Quebec siphoning off most of the equalization money

Federal transfers to the provinces at an all-time high

The complaint from some provinces that Ottawa is shortchanging them is false

Federal transfers to the provinces at an all-time high
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EISEN, LAMMAM: The complaint from some provinces that Ottawa is shortchanging them is false

Ontario government needs to end its spending bender

Ontario continues to fail to grasp the magnitude of its fiscal challenges

Ontario government needs to end its spending bender
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MILKE: Ontario continues to fail to grasp the magnitude of its fiscal challenges

The federal government doesn’t owe Ontario – or Alberta – more money

Premiers will invent any excuses - including blaming it all on the federal government - to cover their own failures

The federal government doesn’t owe Ontario – or Alberta – more money
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MILKE: Premiers will invent any excuses – including blaming it all on the federal government – to cover their own failures

Is Quebec heavily subsidized by the rest of Canada?

Yes it is

Is Quebec heavily subsidized by the rest of Canada?
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Yes it is.