I’m hearing people say that Equalization payments have been part of the Constitution since confederation and then I hear that Canada really never had a Constitution until 1982 and there really never was something called Confederation and certainly not from our first Prime Minister, John A MacDonald. So where does this stuff come from?
I imaging a fraction of a fraction of people have read the British North American Act (also known as the Constitution Act) I’m going to dig into it and see if this stuff is in there. For anyone thats interested. The B.N.A. act can be found at: https://www.justice.gc.ca/eng/rp-pr/csj-sjc/constitution/lawreg-loireg/index.html