Aggregate Federal Transfers

This data reports aggregate fiscal transfers from the federal government to Canada’s provincial governments from 1867 to the present. It is updated regularly to reflect the latest available data. The primary source of the historical data is Trevor Tombe (2018), “Final and Unalterable — But Up for Negotiation: Federal-Provincial Transfers in Canada”, Canadian Tax Journal 66(4): 871-917.

Sources and Notes:

Historical data from 1867 to 2007 is from Tombe (2018). This is updated annually using the Finances of the Nation macroeconomic database and Statistics Canada data table 36-10-0450-01.