Business Meeting

Panel 1

10:00 am to 12:00 pm ET

Fiscal Federalism in Canada:

Constitutional Foundations, Historical Development, and Contemporary Pressures

Fiscal Federalism and the Federal Spending Power: A Legal and Constitutional Analysis.  

(Peter Oliver, University of Ottawa) 


The Struggle for Equity that Saved the Federation 

(Mary Janigan, Writer and Historian) 


The Challenges and Opportunities Facing Canada’s Fiscal Arrangements After Covid-19 

(Trevor Tombe, University of Calgary)


Panel 2

1:00 pm to 3:00 pm ET

Provincial and Regional Perspectives on Canadian Fiscal Federalism

Quebec’s Fiscal Federalism Trilemma  

(Alain Noël, University of Montreal).


The Fair Deal’s Simultaneously Destructive and Constructive Pathways 

(Ken Boessenkool, McGill University)


Diversity in Adversity: The Four Atlantic Provinces in the Age of the Great Demographic Imbalance

(Richard Saillant, Dalhousie University) 


Fiscal Fortunes: An Ontario Perspective on Federal-Provincial Transfers

(Tracy Snoddon, Wilfrid Laurier University) 


Panel 3

3:30 pm to 5:30 pm ET

Emerging Issues and Canadian Fiscal Federalism I

Infrastructure Financing and Multilevel Governance in Canada
(Eric Champagne,  University of Ottawa)


​​Fiscal Federalism through the Prism of Population Aging 

 (Patrik Marier, Concordia University)

Financing Elementary and Secondary Education in Canada

(Jennifer Wallner, University of Ottawa) 

Thursday, April 22

Day 1