Just another quick chart on Equalization – this time a comparative one on a per capita basis. Only PEI gets more Equalization than New Brunswick and NB is closing the gap. By the end of Premier Lord’s mandate, we should be the largest receiver of Equalization among the provinces in Canada.
Sounds like a legacy to me.
And now Saskatchewan is complaining about it’s ‘fair share’. Premier Calvert said it’s ‘unfair’ that Saskatchewan gets nothing, but NS and NL will get a total of $2 billion. “Newfoundland and Labrador will receive this year, $687 million in equalization payments … the province of Nova Scotia, $1.379 billion. The province of Saskatchewan, a big fat zero,” he said.