Connecting with Canadians

Research Report:

Strengthening the Federation: Citizens' Dialogue on Sharing Public Funds for a Better Canada

by Mary Pat MacKinnon, Judith Nolté, Judy Watling

Strengthening the Federation: Citizens' Dialogue on Sharing Public Funds for a Better Canada, Judy Watling, Judith Nolté and Mary Pat MacKinnon. CPRN Research Report P|08. March 2006. 55 pp.

The citizens' perspective on how our governments should share public funds is surprisingly free of jurisdictional jealousies. Citizens argue that a vision of what we are trying to achieve as a country, not governments' fiscal capacity, must be the starting point.

That's a key finding of Strengthening the Federation: Citizens' Dialogue on Sharing Public Funds for a Better Canada, by Judy Watling, Judith Nolté and Mary Pat MacKinnon, a new report from CPRN's Public Involvement Network. It presents the results of a series of intensive citizens' dialogues in major cities across the country. CPRN conducted the dialogues on behalf of the Advisory Panel on Fiscal Imbalance, established by The Council of the Federation led by Canada's Premiers.

Release Date: 28 Apr 2006
Number of pages: 55
Document number: 43190