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Federal: Re-negotiate Equalization

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To the Prime Minister of Canada,

Just as able-bodied citizens shouldn't spend their lives on social assistance, neither should provincial governments.

But that's exactly what's happening with Canada's Equalization program. Some provincial governments are treating the program as a crutch and see no problem with receiving handouts from other provinces forever.

Quebec has indicated they will not develop their energy resources because they’d have to share money with the rest of Canada. Other provinces are receiving bonus Equalization payments for having high debt loads.

That's not right.

We the undersigned, demand the federal government reform the Equalization program into a "hand up" system and cut disincentives that stand in the way of progress. All provinces should be expected to develop their economies and resources to the best of their ability and aim to stand on their own two feet.

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