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Federal government wants to renew flawed equalization formula

Payments to recipient provinces are increasing even as the gap between richer and poorer provinces shrinks.

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Initiatives to equalize everyone will only result in disorder

When government gives some people the right to take things from other people, the powerful often do the taking.

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Alberta’s ‘yes’ vote on equalization only first step to fix larger broken system

Ottawa raised $280 billion more from Albertans than it spent in Alberta from 2007 to 2019.

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Pressure mounts to change ‘stabilization’ program and increase payments to Alberta

Alberta received just $249 million in payments despite a revenue loss of $7.2 billion.

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New report notes ‘over-equalizing’ nature of equalization program

Currently, equalization payments increase in line with nominal GDP growth.

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Maritime provinces vulnerable to any future changes to equalization program

In 2019/20, equalization comprised 21 per cent of provincial government revenue in Prince Edward Island.