Five provinces will receive payments in the fiscal year that starts in April.
Province needs to better educate its workforce, stimulate private investment and encourage innovation.
Canada’s often contentious equalization program has come under fire again.
Three ‘have not’ provinces to press Morneau and other provincial counterparts for changes.
Half of equalization calculated and distributed as it is now, half distributed on a per capita basis.
Group representing oilfield service and supply companies suggests reducing or denying funding to provinces that impede projects.
Saskatchewan premier wants half the money diverted to infrastructure.
Poor growth and spiralling public debt is holding Canada back.
Study says they jack up bureaucratic spending in the least-productive provinces.
Mark Milke, research director for the Frontier Centre for Public Policy. Photo: FCPC While subsidizing provinces is as old as Confederation, those subsidies don’t exist because Canada’s founding fathers wanted it that way. Instead, the Dominion government only agreed to…