Letters to the editor.

Federal fund transfers disproportionate to provincial populations

Territories and Quebec receive higher transfer payments

The federal government transfers Canada health and social funds to all provinces and territories in Canada.

There seems to be some unfairness in the transfers. Why? In the fiscal year 2022-2023, Manitoba received $5.1 billion in federal transfers with a population of 1,342,153; Nunavut received $1.9 billion in federal transfers with a population of 36,858; the Northwest Territories received $1.6 billion in federal transfers with a population of 41,070; Yukon territory received $1.2 billion in federal transfers with a population of 40,232; Ontario received $23.7 billion in federal transfers with a population of 14,223,942; and Quebec received $27.4 billion in federal transfers with a population of 8,501,833.

Why should the territorial provinces receive such high transfers and why does Quebec receive more than Ontario with 5,722,109 fewer people?

This is a cause for concern to all Canadian taxpayers.

Unbelievable!

Joe Sawchuk,

Duncan

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