The region's government-sector workers enjoy an average wage premium of 11.9 per cent.
public sector compensation
More than half of all City of Toronto spending is on wages and salaries.
For comparable jobs, government-sector wages in Ontario are 10.6 per cent higher (on average) than wages in the private sector.
Government-sector workers in Canada retire 2.3 years earlier, on average, than private-sector workers.
In Ontario a whopping 77 cents of every dollar spent on K-12 public education goes to compensate teachers and staff.
On health care, despite a high level of spending, Canadians have comparatively poor access to technology and doctors, and long wait times for surgery.
Already, Montreal taxpayers see 13 per cent of their city’s operating budget go to fund pensions.