CABE WEBINAR: Wexit and Federal-Provincial Fiscal Relationships

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Tuesday 21 January 2020, 13:00 - 14:30


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Wexit and Federal-Provincial

Fiscal Relationships


Since the federal election saw the Conservatives sweep all but one seat across Alberta and Saskatchewan, talk of “Wexit” has ramped up.  Trevor Tombe suggests that rather than focusing political frustrations on talks of separation and equalization, fixes to some federal-provincial fiscal arrangements might result in more concrete changes for the West.

CABE is very fortunate that Dr.  Tombe, a leading expert on fiscal transfers, will present an overview of the current issues surrounding equalization and federal/provincial transfers.  Dr. Tombe is the author of a comprehensive review of fiscal transfers published in the Canadian Tax Journal (available here) and a recent paper on the role of carbon taxes in the current structure of equalization published in CPP (available here).


About our speaker

Trevor Tombe is an Associate Professor and Graduate Program Director at the University of Calgary’s economics department and is a Research Fellow at The School of Public Policy. He received his BBA (Finance) from Simon Fraser University, and his MA and PhD (Economics) from the University of Toronto in 2011. He has published in leading academic journals on topics including international trade, public finance, and environmental policy. In addition to his academic work, he regularly promotes the public understanding of economics and policy issues through his numerous public policy papers, active social media presence, and general interest writings in various media outlets, including regular contributions to CBC Calgary.


The webinar will be delivered using WebEx technology. This requires that you have Java enabled on your computer and Internet access. Slides will be made available after the presentation.  Sound will be available through a phoneline (recommended - much better quality of sound) and through the computer (mute your computer if using the phone).  Questions can be posted through the WebEx Chat during the presentation.  The phone lines will be open for discussion at the end of the formal presentation.

Login instructions will be sent before the event to all registered subscribers and included with registration information.  You are welcome to have multiple persons attend a session at your organization using one registration. 


Date: Tuesday, January 21st, 2020
Presentation and Q&A: 1:00 to 2:30pm ET
Cost:  National Members $0, Local Members $20, Non-Members $50.

We look forward to "seeing" you at this event
Bonnie Lemcke
President of CABE



Canadian Association for Business Economics