According to the government’s new projections, the deficit will be $5.6 billion—quadruple what it projected earlier this year.
ontario government spending
The province plans to spend $14.1 billion on debt interest in 2023/24.
The Ford government will spend an estimated $12,405 per person this year compared to the Wynne government's average of $11,784.
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The budget plan lacks a comprehensive vision to enhance the province's competitiveness.
The budget projects a deficit of $1.3 billion this year.
Ontario's government debt has reached nearly $400 billion.
The province's government debt burden equals 38.7 per cent of the provincial economy.
Ontario is approaching an all-time high in inflation-adjusted per-person spending.
The province's spending is forecasted to be $29.4 billion higher than previously projected for 2022/23.