Economist, Richard Saillant provides a tutorial on the Federal Equalization Program

Today on the Insights podcast, Don and David talk with economist Richard Saillant about the federal Equalization program.  There has been a lot of talk about Equalization including efforts in western Canada to eliminate or significantly downsize the program.  Richard provides an excellent tutorial including when and why it was put in place, it’s purpose and whether or not the region should look to reduce reliance on the program.  After listening to this podcast you will know a lot more about fiscal federalism than you knew before.  Well worth an hour of your time.

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