Transfer Disease? – June 10, 2012
A quirk in the equalization formula allows Quebec (and Manitoba) to massively subsidize their local markets without penalty. Effectively, Quebec's massive dam infrastructure is being subsidized by equalization of which a major wealth generator and contributor to equalization is the Oil Sands.
Dollars & Sense – February 24, 2011
In a paper published by the Ontario Chamber of Commerce, Frontier Centre Senior Fellow David MacKinnon examines the flaws and unintended consequences of Canada’s equalization program. MacKinnon shows that Canada’s current approach to equalization is damaging to all of the provinces, including those that receive large equalization payments.
Equalization: Deal or No Deal? Does it Matter? – August 9, 2007
An Ontario based policy expert outlines why Ontario can no longer sustain Canada's flawed equalization system.
Ideas Matter - Equalization - Welfare Trap? – April 1, 2002
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