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Block funding- CHAPTER 4- DEF ON PG 117 A fiscal transfer from Ottawa to one or more provinces that imposes few, if any, conditions on the way the money is to be spent. * Brokerage party-367, 368, 392 chapter 11 (from pg 367) Brokerage- parties dominated by the party in public office, they has small and inactive memberships (at least between elections), relied on corporations for much of their revenue and their overriding goal was to win power by appealing to a broad spectrum of the electorate. *The federal Liberal and Progressive Conservative were described as brokerage parties because they were not particularly ideological. Equalization- CHAPTER 4-DEF ON PG 118 Equalization is a constitutionally entrenched program in which the federal government makes payments to provinces whose capacity to raise revenue falls below a national average. * The purpose of equalization is to ensure that provinces have the revenue to provide reasonably comparable public services at reasonably comparable rates of taxation.

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