OTTAWA – For the first time in a decade Ontario will not be able to access equality from Ottawa, asking the departmental financial minister to accept applications for the federal government to review how the program is set up.
Canadian financial ministers in Ottawa for their two-year meetings, which started with a dinner working in the Ottawa hotel on Sundays.
Just ahead of that dinner, Bill Morneau's Federal Finance Minister publicly announced what Ottawa 's money is to pay for. move to departments and sectors in 2019-20, which includes almost $ 20 billion in equality.
It's up to $ 880 million from the current year, but that amount will be divided between just five sectors – Quebec, Manitoba, Nova Scotia, the Island of Her Majesty and New Brunswick. For the first time since the 2008 collapse Ontario has listed a list that is not shared, Ontario is not among those.
Quebec, on the other hand, receives more than $ 13 billion from the program, an increase of almost $ 1.4 billion.
Essentially, Ontario's economic growth was good enough in 2016-17 to remove it from non-status, when the region's revenue is estimated to be lower than its; average and giving them equal opportunities. But because of how the program works, Ontario has still been $ 963 million in 2018-19.
We are sure to call on the feds to review their federal reconciliation payments as we want to make sure businesses and families in Ontario have a " get on our balance
The government was very aware that it would not be appropriate for this year for equality but Ontario's Fed Minister Vic Fedeli said that this is an additional confirmation of why the rehabilitation program needs to be re to write. He said Ontario will add $ 8 billion into equality, and will not get anything out of it. Ontario generally gives $ 12.9 billion more in taxes than it receives from federal costs, he said.
"So we are sure to call on the feds to review their federal arbitration payments because we want to ensure that the businesses of Ontario and families are getting equally," said Fedeli.
Changes to the formula have also been asked by Alberta, Saskatchewan and Newfoundland.
Morneau said that the formula was renewed earlier this year for a five year period after extensive discussions from its department but knows that the formula will be built at the table.
"Ontario's move from that program is a sign of strong economic economic results in Ontario and I think that's good enough, but it will almost certainly be a debate," said Morneau.
Morneau said that the program is just one of the ways in which Ottawa supports departments with their finances, aiming for a sustainable program that Alberta and Newfoundland has helped to lose over the last few years.
Ontario is moving out of its & # 39; This program is indicative of sustainable economic provenance results in Ontario and I expect that this is good enough but it will definitely be a debate
He also praised Ottawa's decision to cost $ 4.5 billion to buy the Trans Mountain pipeline with a view to ensuring the increase in the continental help program, made to try to help Alberta to challenging to get oil to market. He did not mention the fact that the extension is maintained so that more indigenous environment and consultations can be removed following the removal of a Federal Appeals Court; first federal agreement.
Quebec Finance Minister Eric Girard said Quebec has 22 per cent of the population of Canada but accounts for 19 per cent of its economy, and that is something that the newly elected government wants to change . Girard said that the Quebec Avenir Alliance is to require Quebec's need to reduce equality as it works to improve its economic situation but said it will take some time.
Fedeli also said that although there were no carbon taxes on the agenda, he would make sure that it was debated. Ontario and Saskatchewan are both challenging in the Ottawa court plan to put their carbon tax on their departments next year.
Fedeli and Saskatchewan Minna Finance, Donna Harpauer, wrote to Morneau the week he asked for a detailed analysis of what the carbon tax will do, especially when it comes to the same time to businesses that to pay more for Canadian Pension Plan donations. The planned PPP extension will begin next month, with donations from staff and employers rising over the next five years so that the program can benefit benefit .
Morneau said businesses will see a decline in their insurance insurance at the same time, and said that since Ottawa is in a position, Returning income from the carbon tax to individuals, should not be an economic impact.
With files from Andy Blatchford