Fiscal Federalism and Equalization Policy in Canada: Political and Economic Dimensions
- Series: The Johnson-Shoyama Series on Public Policy
- Division: Higher Education
- World Rights
- Page Count: 160 pages
- Dimensions: 6.1in x 0.3in x 9.0in
“I highly recommend the book to anyone (academics, students and citizens) learning about equalization for the first time. I also recommend it to experts looking to refine or consolidate their learning, because nowhere else will they find so much about the program in just 114 pages. Finally, I recommend it to anyone interested in contemporary equalization policy debates.”
Kyle Hanniman, Canadian Journal of Political Science
"Fiscal federalism is the unfinished business of Confederation. Understanding it is essential for national unity and the future of the country. There may be only seventeen people in Canada who understand it and five of them have written this valuable short book."
Mel Cappe, University of Toronto
"The principle of interregional redistribution is central to Canadian conceptions of equity, yet a critical instrument of this redistribution— the equalization program—is poorly understood and subject to endless myth-making. This concise book helps unlock the mysteries."
Keith Banting, Queen's University
Author InformationDaniel Béland is Professor and Canada Research Chair in Public Policy at the Johnson-Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy.
André Lecours is Professor in the School of Political Studies at the University of Ottawa.
Gregory P. Marchildon is Professor and Ontario Research Chair in Health Policy and System Design at the Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto.
Haizhen Mou is Associate Professor at the Johnson-Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy.
M. Rose Olfert is Professor Emerita at the Johnson-Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy.
Table of contents
List of Illustrations
1. Equalization in Comparative and Historical Perspective
2. The Politics of Equalization
3. The Economics of Equalization
4. Equalization and the Federal Transfer System
Subjects and Courses