ontario government spending

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Ford rejects Harris spending approach and follows path of Wynne and Rae

Ontario is approaching an all-time high in inflation-adjusted per-person spending.


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Ontario government’s spending habits belie claims of fiscal restraint

The province's spending is forecasted to be $29.4 billion higher than previously projected for 2022/23.


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Ontario government spent more than $70 billion on corporate welfare

Roughly half of all business income tax revenue collected by the province was sent back to select firms and industries.


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Premier Ford—one of the biggest spenders in Ontario history

Under the Ford government, inflation-adjusted per-person spending has increased by 2.4 per cent annually.


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Giving large pay increases to government workers will harm Ontario’s finances

Government wages in the province were 10.9 per cent higher, on average, than wages in the private sector.


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Ontario’s fiscal challenges—is there political will to address them?

Despite years of criticizing its predecessors for reckless spending, the Ford government has followed a similar fiscal path.


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Ontario government should not give government workers large pay increases

Government workers in the province enjoy higher wages and benefits compared to similar private-sector workers.


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Ontario’s government debt actually increased last year by $6.8 billion

Ontario’s net debt increased from $373.6 billion in 2020/21 to $380.4 billion in 2021/22.


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Despite balanced operating budget in 2021/22, Ontario faces mountain of debt

The province holds $380.4 billion in debt—or nearly $26,000 per Ontarian.