Media Release - National Coalition on Federal Transfers Launched – May 9, 2012
An informal coalition of six not-for-profit and think tank organizations have agreed the issue of federal transfers to the provinces needs to be placed firmly on the national agenda.
Media Release - Stealth Equalization – November 15, 2010
Federal government employment is distributed unevenly across Canada. These jobs are found in high concentration in four out of the five major recipients of equalization – Manitoba, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island. Such uneven distribution amounts to a hidden form of wealth transfer worth more than $2 billion.
Media Release - Punishing Productivity – April 7, 2010
A new Frontier study finds that unlike in Canada, equalization in Australia at least takes into account the cost of delivering services in each jurisdiction.
Media Release - The Real Have-Nots in Confederation: Ontario, Alberta and British Columbia – February 24, 2010
British Columbia, Alberta and Ontario—the traditional “have” provinces—have fewer doctors and nurses per 100,000 people, higher tuition rates, fewer child care spaces, less social service spending, and higher educator-student ratios in comparison with Quebec, the major equalization recipient.
AIMS News Release - Good Intentions Gone Wrong – August 24, 2005
A report released today by the Ontario Chamber of Commerce provides a sobering but realistic view of the damaging impact of equalization on the nation and on Ontario itself.
*Federal Finance Minister Paul Martin endorses Frontier Centre policy proposal – December 21, 2001
In a speech yesterday, Federal Finance Minister Hon. Paul Martin said that he was supportive of a major policy initiative.