Tuesday, May 30, 2006

Everything you wanted to know about Equalization

A while back, I asked (rhetorically) if there was a FAQ for the equalization program out there. This is about as clear and complete an intro as I've seen thus far, so go read it.

1 comment:

Westacular said...

Yeah. That (I think) answered all of your earlier questions. Albertans have nothing to complain about beyond the standard "I hate that my federal taxes are being used to help those less fortunate than I." Any possible change would not affect Alberta -- the money comes from standard federal taxes, and the province is far enough above the national average that it'd never qualify for equalization payments.

When I read the actual details, I'm rather shocked at how badly this has been distorted by various politicians. Thanks for passing along that link.