Hey Western Canada here is a reminder of how much you will contribute to Canada in the coming year.
Using Sask numbers and it adds less than bc and Alberta
Is Ontario a welfare province
In 2017, $18 billion in equalization payments will be provided to six provinces while four provinces, receive nothing. That’s because, for the 10th year in a row, Saskatchewan is a ‘have’ province.
So Saskatchewan will contribute $580 million this year to equalization from our 1.16 million residents (about $500 from every man, woman and child). Over the past decade, that’s more than $5 billion from our province’s taxpayers while receiving $0 equalization dollars.
Just thought you should know, you are definitely doing your part.