ontario economy

12:03PM
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Big deficits or slash-and-burn—the Ford government’s false choice

A nominal total spending freeze would mean annual reductions in inflation-adjusted per-person spending of about three per cent.


3:24PM
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Between 2008 and 2016, 98.6 per cent of all net job-creation in Ontario took place in Toronto and Ottawa.


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.


1:27PM
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Dear Premier Ford, please look forward—not back

If the government exercises spending restraint, it can eliminate Ontario’s $15 billion deficit in roughly three years.


10:25AM
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Ontario’s economic challenges go beyond the deficit

Ontario once benefitted from some of the lowest power prices on the continent—not now.


9:24AM
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Ontario needs policies that encourage Ontarians to spend more energy and imagination working and innovating.


5:00AM
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Employment growth has been lopsided, with the GTA and adjacent areas reaping most of the benefits.