Authors » Jake Fuss
Jake Fuss is a Master of Public Policy student at the University of Calgary. His research focuses on Canadian fiscal and economic policy.
Posted: August 20, 2018
Canada’s national equalization program is supposed to transfer wealth from richer provinces to poorer ones so the latter can have “reasonably comparable” public services at roughly similar levels of taxation. In practice, reports University of Calgary Master of Public Policy student Jake Fuss, the program enables “have-not” provinces to provide better public services than the “have” provinces who subsidize them. Robin Hood supported wealth redistribution too, but even he never intended to make the poor richer than the rich.
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