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‘Unseen equalization’ among provinces far from equal: study Add to ...

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We know that Canada’s system of federal equalization payments to the provinces is, in a sense, inherently unfair. The whole point of equalization is to help out the provincial governments with greater economic need, at the expense of the provinces with the strongest economies and finances. The “haves” support the “have nots.” Some provinces are paying more than they get back in return, but we do it in the name of one big, happy national family.

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