moved for leave to introduce Bill C-263, An Act to amend the Federal-Provincial Fiscal Arrangements Act (equalization).
Mr. Speaker, today I am tabling an act to amend the Federal-Provincial Fiscal Arrangements Act (equalization). For short, it is called the equalization and transfers fairness act.
This act would do the following: publish publicly all calculations on equalization; publish all consultation documents with the provinces; remove the per capita cap of $170 being proposed in the fall economic statement to there being no cap, which is about $3 billion to the Government of Alberta; bind the government to negotiate in good faith in referendums conducted by a provincial government under provincial legislation; and finally, rename the badly called Federal-Provincial Fiscal Arrangements Act, when it is truly the equalization and transfers act.
(Motions deemed adopted, bill read the first time and printed)