The Prime Minister has posted his letter to Premier Graham and announced this by issuing a press release.
I can tell you there are mandarins reaching for their Zantac after reading this. They are moving their health and social transfer payments to an equal, per capita basis. Well, our ‘per capita’ is decreasing…
I have a hard time reading through the politics-speak, I’ll wait for the dumbed down version tomorrow in the local paper, but it does seem there will be more Equalization for NB under this new model.
Initial comments from NB are negative. Maybe the new method of calculating health and social transfers will lead to an offset of new Equalization cash.
Interesting week in New Brunswick politics.