Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Ontario a 'Have Not' Province

I never thought I'd see this in my lifetime.

Federal Finance Minister Jim Flaherty announced yesterday that for the first time in the history of the 51-year-old equalization program, Ontario will receive $347 million next year.
Its going to be hard to keep calling yourself Centre of the Universe, isn't it, now that you're welfare bums? Are Ontarioans finally going to start realizing that they have to move on from The Auto Pact? (And Liberal Federalism?)

Considering my Why Isn't Quebec an Independent Country post, I found this snippet interesting:

Of the total $14.2 billion in equalization payments to six Canadian provinces next year, Quebec alone will get $8.35 billion --59 per cent of the pot. By contrast, Ontario, Canada's largest province which generates 40 per cent of the national economy, will receive only $7 million more than Prince Edward Island.
But they elected a majority of seats every election since 1993 to a separatist party. For goodness sake, just leave already.


  1. That's fucked up. Wow.
    Why does English Canada insist on keeping Que anyway?!

  2. I have no fucking idea. It doesn't even occur to people.