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Thanks to the McGuinty Liberals, Ontario’s ‘Have Not’ Status since 2009/2010 is dragging down the entire country

Thanks again to the billion dollar boondoggles and massive waste of the McGuinty Liberals, the entire country is being dragged down the economic abyss.   Maybe it’s time to seriously look at seceding the 416 area from not just this province, but from this country.   They can then take their corrupt Liberal politicians and their massive debt and just scoot along.  Let’s see how long they manage to survive before sinking into the bankruptcy abyss.   It’s become obvious in recent by-elections that the Liberal lemmings have no shame in what they’re actions have to both Ontario and Canada.   They intend to ‘stay the course’ and suck the rest of us dry with their unbridled greed and narcissism.  Someone please get a secession rolling.  I will be the first in line to sign up. — DQ

‘Have not’ Ontario radically alters Canada’s equalization program

Mark Milke — The Fraser Institute — January 16, 2014

VANCOUVER, BC—Ontario’s shift from a “have” to a “have not” province has profoundly affected Canada’s equalization program and the country overall, finds a new study published today by the Fraser Institute, an independent, non-partisan Canadian public policy think-tank.

The study, Equalization, Ontario, and the politics of division, notes the consequences ever since Ontario became a “have not” province eligible for equalization payments.

“A dramatic shift in the economic balance of the Canadian federation occurred when Ontario, which represented 38 per cent of the Canadian economy and 39 per cent of the Canadian population, became eligible for equalization,” said Mark Milke, study author and senior fellow at the Fraser Institute.

For example, due to Ontario’s shift (in 2009/10), the majority of Canadians (71 per cent) now live in equalization-receiving provinces whereas in 2008/09, the year before Ontario first received equalization, “have not” provinces represented only 32 per cent of the 10-province population.

Moreover, Ontario’s share of federal equalization has grown from $347 million in 2009/10 to almost $3.3 billion in 2012/13, or from 2.4 per cent to 21.1 per cent of all equalization payments.

“Ontario’s crowding out of other provinces in the equalization program may prompt calls for more redistribution from the richer Canadian West and her resource wealth, increased equalization funding, a subsequent increase in federal spending, and political rancour among the provinces over the equalization pie,” Milke said.   Continue reading here….

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5 Comments on “Thanks to the McGuinty Liberals, Ontario’s ‘Have Not’ Status since 2009/2010 is dragging down the entire country”

  1. BIX January 16, 2014 at 2:38 pm #

    Most disturbing of all…..government for the people does not exist in Ontario. Because of
    this complete abandonment of rural Ontario by heartless and corrupt politicians, there are only two choices: wait for a chance in a real court of law or create our own law (lawlessness).

    • Donna Quixote January 16, 2014 at 2:57 pm #

      There is another choice. Secession.

      • sandcanyongal January 16, 2014 at 6:28 pm #

        I like how you think. The same abandonment is happening in Kern County California rural areas. Wind turbine generators and massive solar farms (wonder what their genus and species are) are going into the most critical ecosystems in the Mojave Desert, the only desert in the U.S. The promised jobs for local residents are non-existent. Secession is a real option.

      • Donna Quixote January 16, 2014 at 7:58 pm #

        You’ve got me a bit confused sandgal. Are you for wind turbines or against them? Just curious.

  2. 1957chev January 16, 2014 at 3:58 pm #

    I say, lets make Toronto, an island unto itself, put up huge gates, stick all the renewables garbage in there., and lets see how the lefties make out. Some how I doubt, that anyone will get out alive!

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