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Fiscal Federalism: Specifics

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Department
Political Studies
Course
POLS 205
Professor
Loleen Berdahl
Semester
Winter

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POLS 205 2011-03-10 Fiscal Federalism: Specifics Challenges - Provincial differences in fiscal capacity - Joint occupancy of tax fields - Need for coordination to achieve fiscal goals Federal spending power - Vertical fiscal imbalance: Grants o Conditional  Monies designated for specific policy fields(s) (e.g., health, welfare)  Shared cost  Centralizing o Unconditional  Monies not designated for any specific policy field  Decentralizing o Allows feds to have authority in provincial jurisdictions - Conditional funding o Shared costs  Feds didn’t like idea, because costs increased o Quebec  Could alienate that lame province - In 1984, Canada Health Act came into law CHST - Canada Health and Social Transfer - Health, post-secondary, social services Issues related to federal transfers - Conditions - Reliability/”off-loading” o Fairness o Accountability o Dependency - Equ
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