Back from the Brink
Lessons from the federal-provincial dispute about the Ontario Retirement Pension Plan
In 2015, the federal and Ontario governments were engaged in a dispute over the federal refusal to cooperate with the administration of the Ontario Retirement Pension Plan. While the immediate conflict has been resolved, the issue raised some underlying questions about the role of the Canada Revenue Agency and the Tax Collection Agreements in a range of policy areas. This note examines lessons from the recent dispute in order to avoid future tensions.