Intergovernmental Fiscal Relations

Intergovernmental Fiscal Relations Branch provides analysis and advice to the Minister of Finance and Premier in regards to federal-provincial fiscal relations, including the adequacy, fairness and effectiveness of major federal transfers to provinces such as the Canada Health Transfer, the Canada Social Transfer, and Equalization.

The branch provides estimates of federal-provincial transfers for purposes of ongoing consultations and negotiations in respect of fiscal arrangements. It is also responsible for analyzing and reporting on major fiscal developments, including budgets of the federal government and other provinces. The branch also provides analysis and advice on issues related to the provincial stewardship of the Canada Pension Plan.