ontario government spending

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.


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.


12:02PM
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Doug Ford

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


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.


8:27AM
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Spending discipline key to Ontario’s fiscal and economic success

Ontario holds more debt than any other sub-national government in the world.


12:17PM
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How to start cleaning up Ontario's finances—fast

The FAO projects a deficit of $12 billion due to higher spending and weak revenue growth.


10:37AM
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Most of Ontario’s new debt due to day-to-day spending

Between 2007/08 and 2018/19, Ontario’s debt has grown from $157 billion to $325 billion.


11:52AM
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Ontario now adding debt even faster than before

This year, the government expects to add $16.8 billion to the province’s net debt.