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Following the Money Federal and Provincial Budget Balances with Canada’s Major Cities


  • Ronald D. Kneebone

    (University of Calgary)


Residents of Canada’s major cities tend to pay far more in taxes than they receive in federal and provincial programs. Why?

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  • Ronald D. Kneebone, 2007. "Following the Money Federal and Provincial Budget Balances with Canada’s Major Cities," C.D. Howe Institute Commentary, C.D. Howe Institute, issue 249, June.
  • Handle: RePEc:cdh:commen:249

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    1. Aronsson, Thomas & Blomquist, Sören & Micheletto, Luca, 2007. "Where Should the Elderly Live and Who Should Pay for their Care? A Study in Demographics and Geographical Economics," Working Paper Series 2007:6, Uppsala University, Department of Economics.
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    1. Yvan Guillemette & William B.P. Robson, 2007. "Realistic Expectations: Demographics and the Pursuit of Prosperity in Saskatchewan," C.D. Howe Institute Backgrounder, C.D. Howe Institute, issue 107, November.

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    urban taxation;

    JEL classification:

    • H20 - Public Economics - - Taxation, Subsidies, and Revenue - - - General
    • R51 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - Regional Government Analysis - - - Finance in Urban and Rural Economies


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