Government wages in the province were 10.9 per cent higher, on average, than wages in the private sector.
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Higher minimum wages tend to reduce employment opportunities for younger and less-skilled workers.
Higher taxes, rapid debt accumulation and soaring electricity costs have made Ontario less attractive for investment.
Many parts of the province have not recovered all the jobs lost during the 2008/09 recession.
Ontario’s government is spending more than it takes in each year. This year will represent the province’s eighth consecutive budget deficit.
Ontario needs to speed up its deficit reduction: Government should look at compensation for government employees
The Ontario government has pledged to eliminate its budget deficit by 2017/18. However, the government’s recent record on fiscal issues casts doubt on whether it will meet this target.