Federalism by Decree
From: Equal as Citizens
Looks at different formulas for calculating the equalization payments that provinces should receive and compares what would have been given based on each formula showcasing that the Harper Government was giving less to the poorer provinces and more to the wealthy ones, looks at the government’s response to the recession of 2008, looks at neo-conservative critic Brian Lee Crowley and his notion of taking vs making provinces
RICHARD STARR has worked as a journalist, public servant, broadcaster, political staffer and policy adviser. He is author of numerous newspaper and magazine articles, and two works of non fiction. A lifelong student of Maritime history, Starr is married to playwright and former MP Wendy Lill. They live in Dartmouth.