Federalism and the Politics of Equalization Policy: The Future of Territorial Redistribution in Canada

Daniel Béland, Director of the McGill Institute for the Study of Canada

How should federal money be distributed to Canada's provinces? The federal equalization program attempts to address fiscal disparities between provinces. In part because of its explicitly redistributive nature, equalization is a source of political controversy. The rhetoric of equalization critics such as Alberta Prem​ier Jason Kenney has become increasingly contentious at a time when the federal program features promi nently in debates over issues such as carbon pricing and pipeline building. How can we make sense of these recent developments? What is the future of equalization in Canada and what steps can we take to improve the program, from a political standpoint? The answers to these questions are not straightforward but addressing them now is particularly vital as the 2019 federal election approaches.​

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Lectures, Seminars

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Room 1011, Rowe Management Building, 6100 University Avenue, Halifax, Nova Scotia

Cost

Free

Additional Information

https://www.dal.ca/faculty/management/news-events/events/2019/10/10/fom_speaker_series__daniel_b_land.html

Contact

DWL@Dal.Ca