Prosperity Saskatchewan

Wall on equalization payouts for 2017-18

From Brad Walls Facebook Page

January 6th, 2017

9:00 am’ish

Hey Saskatchewan – here is a reminder of how much you will contribute to Canada in the coming year.

In 2017, $18 billion in equalization payments will be provided to six provinces while four provinces, including Saskatchewan, 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.

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