By David MacKinnon (AIMS Senior Fellow) In recent months, a group named Nova Scotians for Equalization Fairness has been arranging demonstrations, holding public meetings and making presentations to the public. Unfortunately, this group is advocating a path that is ill informed, unfair and divisive. The extent to which the group is ill informed is remarkable. [...]
By David MacKinnon (AIMS Senior Fellow) The Guardian, 11 December 2018 It is time for a fundamental course change by Atlantic Canadians respecting equalization and other regional subsidies. Earlier this week I made a presentation to independent Senators in Ottawa on this subject, in which I advised them that Canada’s regional subsidies were ineffective. [...]
By DAVID MACKINNON (AIMS Author) The Guardian, 08 August 2018 In recent days, readers of the Guardian have read very different articles on equalization, one by Premier MacLaughlin and one by me. This is healthy. One hopes that the debate continues. It is important to be factual as we go forward. For example, Mr. MacLaughlin [...]
AIMS Fellow David MacKinnon suggests that the new government in Ottawa has a unique opportunity to help reset the region out of dependency and into the path of prosperity.
In this commentary, AIMS Senior Fellow in Fairness in Confederation; the Ontario Perspective David McKinnon argues that Canada's equalization program is counterproductive and unprincipled.
David MacKinnon, AIMS Fellow in Common Sense in Confederation, The Ontario Perspective, takes issue with the approach the federal government has been taking in relation to the regional subsidies, proposing changes that could lead to Maritime prosperity.
AIMS Senior Fellow in Fairness in Confederation; the Ontario Perspective David MacKinnon explains why equalization is anything but equal.