Fiscal Federalism and You
This commentary describes the four key funding arrangements that constitute the backbone of fiscal federalism; equalization payments, Established Programs Financing, the Canada Assistance Plan and the federal-provincial Tax Collection Agreements. It explains how these arrangements affect the everyday lives of Canadians. The commentary calls for greater openness in discussions of changes to these transfers as well as a renewal of cooperative federalism in order to address the problems currently facing social programs.
ISBN – 1-895796-02-4