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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) 

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The Struggle for Equity that Saved the Federation 

(Mary Janigan, Writer and Historian) 

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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).

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The Fair Deal’s Simultaneously Destructive and Constructive Pathways 

(Ken Boessenkool, McGill University)

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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)

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​​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