ontario government spending

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Ford government following fiscal strategy of its predecessors

Ontario has the second-highest top combined provincial/federal marginal income tax rate in North America.


8:34AM
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Ford’s first budget must fulfill campaign promises

Program spending this year is projected to be $17.7 billion higher than two years ago.


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Ford’s first budget—will it continue Wynne’s spend-fest

In 2018/19, the Ontario government expects to spend approximately $12.6 billion more than it collects.


9:25AM
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Government spending burying Ontarians in debt

Ontario’s “share” of the federal deficit this year will be approximately $7.1 billion.


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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.


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.


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Doug Ford

Government-sector employees in Ontario are paid approximately 13 per cent more than comparable private-sector workers.