September 1, 2006

9/11: the day the world changed

To each generation comes at least one day which changes their world: Sarajevo, Black Friday, Pearl Harbor, Hiroshima. For mine it was a cold fall day in November 1963....

September 1, 2006

Fault lines in the federation

The morning after the January 23 election, many Canadians breathed easier. Quebec had not been isolated. That province’s federal sovereignist party, the Bloc Québécois, had not received the largest...

Kathy L. Brock
September 1, 2006

Two panels on two balances

Two more commissions have now provided their advice on the structure of the Canadian fiscal transfer system. The Expert Panel on Equalization and Territorial Formula Financing and the Advisory...

Robin Boadway
September 1, 2006

Réinventer notre architecture institutionnelle

« Le cheval de bois n’est pas comestible » Alexandre Vialatte Fédéralisme fiscal est une étiquette technocratique trompeusement rassurante. Elle semble connoter un cadre serein de discussion de la...

Ruth Hubbard, Gilles Paquet
September 1, 2006

What a tangled web we weave

Debating fiscal federalism is all the rage these days. In part this is because the new federal Conservative government has promised to fix the federal- provincial ”œfiscal imbalance.” It...