ontario deficits

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Ontario’s finances—back to the ’90s?

The province expects a $33.1 billion deficit next year.


3:08PM
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Ontario’s red ink—the Ford government should heed lessons from recent past

According to the recent budget, Ontario's deficits will average 3.7 per cent of GDP over the next three years.


12:00AM
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Premier Ford’s choice is clear—more government debt or real reform

Ontario’s net debt more than doubled in one decade, to $324 billion in 2017.


2:49PM
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On deficit reduction in Ontario, “slow and steady” will not win the race

Ontario’s debt burden is forecasted to increase by $48.2 billion between 2018 and 2023.


10:40AM
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Ford’s former finance minister proffers sound advice for his successor

Ontario's net debt will reach a forecasted $390 billion within the next five years.


3:53PM
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Increased public school spending contributing to Ontario’s deficit

Over a decade, inflation-adjusted per-student spending rose by 18.5 per cent.


11:36AM
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A visit from the ghost of Ontario’s fiscal future

This year’s budget shortfall is projected to eclipse $14 billion.


9:57AM
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On spending and deficits—if nothing changes, nothing changes

Despite Premier Ford’s rhetoric, government spending in Ontario will still be up markedly this year.


11:32AM
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Mini-budget an early test of Ford government resolve

If Queen’s Park reduces spending by $5 billion, it could eliminate two-thirds of the provincial deficit.