Should Ontario get equalization?

No. With a per capita GDP in the top half of provincial per capita GDP rankings, Ontario is not a “have not” province

Should Ontario get equalization?THUNDER BAY, ON, Mar 8, 2014/ Troy Media/ - Independent Liberal Senate Leader James Cowan recently indicated he wants the Senate to investigate whether the present equalization formula affects the ability of Canadians living in different regions from obtaining standard public services without “facing significantly different levels of taxation.” He’s asking the wrong question. Here…

Ontario’s “have not” status sets up a divided Canada

6 of 10 provinces now receive equalization payments

Ontario’s “have not” status sets up a divided CanadaCALGARY, AB, Jan 20, 2014/ Troy Media/ - As anyone who has ever watched puppies tussle over a bone knows, nothing leads to acrimony quicker than competition for an object everyone wants. Keep that image in mind, but replace puppies with provincial governments, six of whom are now beneficiaries of the federal transfer program called…