2017-06-05 Characteristics of a Nation-to-Nation Relationship – Intergovernmental Fiscal Relationships

Characteristics of a Nation-to-Nation Relationship
Dialogue 3: Intergovernmental Fiscal Relationships

June 5-6, 2017
Chelsea Hotel, 33 Gerrard St W, Toronto, ON M5G 1Z4

Registration Cost: $350
For further information contact Corinne Carroll at ccarroll@iog.ca


In the third event of our five-part dialogue series “Characteristics of a Nation-to-Nation Relationship,” the Institute on Governance, and Canadians for a New Partnership, is bringing together leaders and experts to share their vision in an open forum for the future relationship between the Crown and Indigenous peoples, and help define the characteristics of an approach that recognizes and respects the distinctions between Indigenous peoples.

Intergovernmental Fiscal Relationships
Sustainable revenue is essential for any government to create and deliver equitable and fair services that serve to promote the well-being of its citizens. Jurisdiction is hollow without the capacity to exercise it. Comparable services across territorial jurisdictions through transfers and shared revenue has been the cornerstone of Canadian federalism, yet the same cannot be said for the fiscal relationship between Indigenous governments and the federal government, which has been based on stagnate transfers and unpredictable arrangements. There remains a clear socio-economic gap between Indigenous peoples and Canadians, resulting in part from the current fiscal relationships. A new system is needed that is feasible within the political and institutional environment, and leads to increased sustainability.