Canada's leading oil production sectors call a skeup in a & # 39; A federal equality program after the latest figures show that Quebec will take the $ 19.8 billion program to two thirds as of the next year.
Quebec is getting a & # 39; fairly partly because the total cost of its program is n Increasing economic growth, and Ontario will not get further this year, leaving Quebec with a larger share of the transfer program.
Quebec's $ 13.1 billion grant last year to Quebec – $ 1.4 billion – representing 66 per cent of the overall equality program, up from 61.9 per cent when Ontario has still completed its & # 39; A federal program, which is intended to be more profitable, provides departments of similar governmental levels to those found in the rest of the country.
The Federal Finance Department published the information on transfer provisions next year on Sunday afternoon, just before the Finance Minister met the Bill Morneau army hosting its regional and regional supporters for a dinner in Ottawa. These meetings ended Monday afternoon.
In an interview with The Globe and Mail, Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe said that the current "difficult" formula and its introduction to citation for change, which it gives to the federal government .
"I do not think that equality was ever in a program that meant to share 66 percent of what's going to one share, "he said.
The Finance Minister of Alberta Joe Ceci and the Newfoundland and Labrador Finance Minister also said there were changes to the Monday program.
Although the results of the current equation formula are not well suited to these areas, CEO Quebec Fogault has made more disturbance over the last week. He learns Quebec against the proposed Proposed Electric Power pipe for the West to decline to the West Canada through his area to do it; Evaluation in Canada in the West-
"I'm not embarrassed by dirty energy as long as we offer a clean energy at a very competitive price," said Mr. Legault.
When asked about the main statement of Quebec, Mr Ceci told reporters: "It is not clear enough to understand what's happening in the energy sector in Alberta at the time here. "
Saskatchewan Prime Minister showed the same perspective.
"That energy product is – which is sustainable, I may want, among the most sustainable in the world … that permits equality in the current form to be even, "said Mr Moe. we support to & # 39; sharing our wealth, we must also support, alongside Canadians, promote and expand their wealth. "
In this year's budget bill, Mr Morneau renewed for another five years the formula used to work out how the money is allocated, although some departments have wanting big changes. He stayed with that decision on Monday when he responded to critics about the program.
"There may be an opportunity to move equality at the next time we update it, which will be in four years," he said. Mr Morneau said there are other programs to help the areas with short-term challenges, and that inequality does not mean that such situations will be addressed. "The way in which he intended to work was to ensure that Canadians who move from one department to another equal level can equal in different parts of the country. "
The equality program was launched in 1957 and was set up in the Constitution in 1982. It is based on a & # 39; Counting a national average of fiscal capacity – especially government capacity to build revenue – and then make up the regions that fall below that average.
However, the details of how that average is measured as a matter of everlasting problem, especially with regard to income from natural resources and what the extent. At present, appropriate parts are paid based on either a & # 39; including 50 per cent of the total income of natural resources or the sale of them, whichever is there; pay higher. The previous program included the income of all natural resources The leader of the challenge in Alberta, Jason Kenney, has called for the introduction of natural resources from the formula, and on Monday he launched a call for a regional referendum on equality.
Although the payments are the allocation of federal tax revenue, Alberta politicians have complained that their department is contributing to uneven equality.
In this year's report by the Parliamentary Budget Officer to examine options for reform, it was not all that was received; Inserting equity to Alberta is to include full asset or full-supply of natural resources income.
Quebec Finance Minister, Éric Girard, said he wants to bring Quebec's fiscal capacity closer to its national average, thus reducing its proportion of equality. However, he also said that Albertans could go to the polling ballot in May to be more emotional than necessary in the debate on the Quebec province.
"The truth that Alberta is in a choice can be to raise the level of equal payments," he said.