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    Absolutely agree with you about public services in Quebec vs Alberta. Have lived in both and there is a substantial difference. Especially if you have children.


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    Notes from ground zero

    Quebecers squabble over what social programs to spend their Billions of surplus money on

    Maybe Alberta could learn a thing or two from these cats
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    I have lived in both provinces too.

    Quebec squabbles about which social programs to spend on.

    Alberta squabbles about which industries to subsidize

    Neither gets it right.
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    True.

    I do miss Saskatchewan. Much less squabbles when the government sends each driver a cheque from their SGI profits at the end of the year.

    Still waiting for that ticket to BC
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    Kind of a meaningless chart and numbers when it isn't in context.

    Saskatchewan has a population of 1.5 million people.

    Ontario has a population of 13.1 million people.

    Ontario gets 1 Billion in transfer payments but sends a whole lot more revenue to Ottawa than Saskatchewan.
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    Quote Originally Posted by m3s View Post
    Still waiting for that ticket to BC

    someone would migrate to BC because the transfer payment situation is so seductive?

    now that's a first for any province

    time was folks used to migrate to BC for the stunning geography. But i guess these days a stable transfer payments base will trump a rocky muntain high every time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by m3s View Post
    Notes from ground zero
    Quebecers squabble over what social programs to spend their Billions of surplus money on
    Maybe Alberta could learn a thing or two from these cats
    Alberta sent Quebec their billions (via transfer payments).
    I hope they can adjust to their coming austerity, They'll soon be squabbling over what social programs to cut.

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    Quote Originally Posted by humble_pie View Post
    someone would migrate to BC because the transfer payment situation is so seductive?
    I'll take my $7,000 income tax refund and spend it exploring the mountains. I'll live in a van if I have to

    Quote Originally Posted by OnlyMyOpinion View Post
    Alberta sent Quebec their billions (via transfer payments).
    Exactly. I just find it baffling to hear to the local radio talk like they're running a multi-billion surplus

    amat victoria curam

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