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It’s time to let equalization shrink

The equalization program will cost nearly $20 billion this year.


8:20AM
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Alberta could pull policy levers that would spread the pain
If Alberta withdrew from the CPP, the basic rate would have to rise to 10.6 per cent.

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Closing the income gap with the rest of Canada will require Quebec’s government to work to attract more investment.


10:42AM
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Getting off equalization—a great goal for Quebec, but it’ll take a while

Quebec has received equalization every year since the program’s inception in 1957.


3:54PM
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The two biggest automatic stabilizers from Ottawa are income taxes and employment insurance payments.


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Equalization is not to blame—Alberta is

Successive governments have increased spending faster than the rate of economic growth or inflation-plus-population.


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The federal government will send $21.1 billion to Ontario this year.