Dollars and Sense — What does it all mean?
To understand how this gap affects Ontario, let’s examine the facts.
The federal government invests $3,806 in an immigrant who lands in Quebec, but only $819 in one who lands in Ontario. We welcome 57 per cent of all immigrants to Canada, but we get only 34 per cent of the federal funding. The federal Minister of Finance says it’s unfair. It’s time for Ontario to get its fair share. It’s time to narrow the gap in immigration settlement funding.
Continuous transportation investment is key to Ontario’s competitiveness, economic performance and quality of life. Canada is one of the few modern jurisdictions without a strong, sustainable national government commitment to investment in transportation infrastructure. Infrastructure funding must be allocated fairly
In 2004-05, the federal government provided $1,143 per unemployed person in Ontario versus $1,827 per unemployed person in the rest of Canada (excluding Ontario). If the federal government made available $1,827 of training support per unemployed person in Ontario, there would be $314 million more for training in Ontario. By investing in training and building the best-educated, most highly skilled workforce, we invest in our future prosperity
If the federal government gave Ontario as much money as it gives the eight equalization-receiving provinces in health and social transfers, we would have close to $1 billion more to spend on these critical services this fiscal year.