Is it possible that all Canadians are hurt by equalization? Yes. Here’s how

Our national debates about Canada’s equalization program have been marked by conflict, excessive vitriol and obscure technical jargon, but also reveal little research on the impact of the program, while revealing the federal failure to measure comparability of provincial programming across Canada, the principal stated goal of the program.

Many people have tuned out. They cannot effectively deal with discussions that are inaccessible to them.

That is tragic, because the equalization program negatively affects the lives of all Canadians.

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