A new report, released by the Mowat Centre, argues that Ontario has consistently contributed more to the federal government in total tax revenue than it receives in reciprocal federal spending. According to the report, Ontario receives disproportionately lower shares of important areas of federal spending than other provinces.
…that a handful of provinces are persistent net contributors to the federation should at a minimum spark a conversation on how federal spending in Canada is allocated, and whether Canadians are getting their fair share across the board. When funds are not allocated on a principled basis, this can deprive Canadians of comparable access to public services – violating the core principle of fairness.
Read the full report here.