Fiscal Federalism and Equalization Policy in Canada: Political and Economic Dimensions

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University of Toronto Press, Jul 28, 2017 - Business & Economics - 160 pages
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Fiscal Federalism and Equalization Policy in Canada is a concise book that aims to increase public understanding of equalization and fiscal federalism. The authors provide a brief history of the equalization program, a discussion of key economic debates, an analysis of the politics of equalization as witnessed over the last decade, and an exploration of the relationship between equalization and other components of fiscal federalism, particularly the Canada Health Transfer and the Canada Social Transfer. The authors draw from the best scholarship available in the fields of economics, economic history, political science, public policy, and political sociology.

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Daniel Béland is Professor and Canada Research Chair in Public Policy (Tier 1) 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 Ontario Research Chair in Health Policy and System Design at the Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto.

M. Rose Olfert is Professor Emerita at the Johnson-Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy.

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