Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Lemon: On Equalization - Who Said This?

I don't think they have hurt them more than they have helped them and I don't think there was any bad intention but I do think they have a perverse impact and that perverse impact is to make regions more dependent. They give very little incentive to create greater on-source revenue because those revenue sources are taxed back. So, I think it is fair to say that the programs are well-intentioned, have had minor to modest success but, generally speaking, aren't transformational.

Frank McKenna - Former Liberal Premier of New Brunswick, favorite to be leader of the Liberal Party of Canada whould he ever want to be

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