April 23, 2004 (37th Parliament, 3rd Session)

PC

Rex Barnes

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Rex Barnes (Gander—Grand Falls, CPC)

Mr. Speaker, in February I raised the issue of the government's failure to address changing the equalization and transfer payments to the province.
The unrest in Newfoundland and Labrador is evidence of the federal government's failure to act. Newfoundland and Labrador is cash strapped. The federal government's failure to revamp the equalization formula is responsible.
When will the government stop funding its friends and provide the provinces with a better equalization deal so that Canadian taxpayers' money can be better spent?

Topic:   Oral Question Period
Subtopic:   Equalization Payments
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