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Officially a 'have-not,' Ontario receives funding boost

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Budget hits and misses

CP Video - Tuesday, January 27, 2009 at 5:06 EST

After a torrent of leaks there were still some surprises in the 2009 federal budget. Canadian Press reporters Rob Russo and Bruce Cheadle look at the hits and misses in the financial plan

From Wednesday's Globe and Mail

OTTAWA — The Ontario government is a winner among provinces, grabbing a share of the equalization pie for the first time and reaping extra millions thanks to tweaks in the Canada Health Transfer formula.

The 2009 budget officially brings Ontario into the ranks of the six “have-not” provinces, due in large part to the province's ailing manufacturing sector.

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