Government-sector employees in Ontario are paid approximately 13 per cent more than comparable private-sector workers.
If the government exercises spending restraint, it can eliminate Ontario’s $15 billion deficit in roughly three years.
The FAO projects a deficit of $12 billion due to higher spending and weak revenue growth.
The province’s debt load will hit $325 billion this year.
The Ontario government plans to spend more than $190 billion on public infrastructure.
Contrary to government claims, Ontario’s auditor general says the province’s deficit is $11.7 billion.
This year, the government expects to add $16.8 billion to the province’s net debt.
This year’s budget plans to increase program spending by 6.1 per cent this year.
The PC platform promises to maintain the 20 per cent minimum wage hike implemented by the Wynne government.