The Myths of Equalization – November 1, 2012
I will deal with the myths associated with the current equalization system and then devote the largest part of my remarks to the consequences of these myths for Canadians and the politics of actually changing.
Financial Reality is Needed in Maritime Canada – April 3, 2012
I’d like to start my presentation with a warning. The warning is that I’m going to speak very frankly about difficult issues. I will be taking fundamental issue with the approach the federal government, P.E.I., Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Quebec and Manitoba have been taking in relation to the many subsidies the Government of Canada provides to regions.
Revitalizing Manitoba: – July 25, 2011
"I call this whole series an intellectual exploration…my continuing attempt to make sure I never find work in this province. I laugh, I’m smiling, but it’s not that funny. So let me just go back briefly to the diagnosis from three years ago. The idea of Manitoba as a supplicant society. I’ll explain more what that’s about, and put that whole criticism in this larger philosophical context, and then get to the very concrete suggestions that I have attempted to make for revitalizing our society."
Regional Subsidies Damage Ordinary Ontarians – February 5, 2010
“I want to tackle a taboo subject today: how one of Canada’s most sacred cows—regional subsidies—is, in fact, chewing up the country’s economic foundations, national unity and future prospects.”
Ontario Premier McGuinty's Speech to the Ottawa Chamber of Commerce – May 14, 2008
Premier Dalton McGuinty outlines the flaws in Canada's transfer payment calculations. An excerpt from his speech to the Ottawa Chamber of Commerce on May 8th.
The Help that Hurts (Speech by Brian Crowley) – June 9, 2005
The President of the Atlantic Institute for Market Studies, Brian Lee Crowley discusses how equalization harms Saskatchewan in a Frontier Centre speech in Regina, April 20, 2005
Equalization:Welfare Trap or Helping Hand (Brian Crowley Speech) – June 8, 2005
Brian Lee Crowley, President of the Atlantic Institute for Market Studies, leads a seminar on equalization policy in Winnipeg, April 21, 2005.