Atlantic Canada offers guidance on aboriginal education

By Joseph Quesnel, AIMS Fellow Six months after pledging historic investments in indigenous education within the federal budget, Prime Minister Trudeau is now being criticized for the pace of new funding. The former Conservative government tried to reform Aboriginal education with one major national piece of legislation called the First Nations Control of First Nations…

Equalization’s Negative-Option Agreement; or How Provinces Learned to Stop Developing and Love the Transfer

By John Williamson, Vice-President, Research Under Canada’s equalization program, Ottawa transfers nearly $18-billion to provinces with less-robust economies. Today, the three Maritime Provinces receive $3.8-billion each year. Quebec’s allotment is $10-billion. Provincial governments collect tax and royalty revenues from natural resource development, like drilling for oil or fracking shale gas. Equalization, at one time, was…