Government wages in the province were 10.9 per cent higher, on average, than wages in the private sector.
ontario government spending
Despite years of criticizing its predecessors for reckless spending, the Ford government has followed a similar fiscal path.
Government workers in the province enjoy higher wages and benefits compared to similar private-sector workers.
Ontario’s net debt increased from $373.6 billion in 2020/21 to $380.4 billion in 2021/22.
The province holds $380.4 billion in debt—or nearly $26,000 per Ontarian.
The province's top income tax bracket to 53.53 per cent, the third-highest rate in North America.
The government plans to increase spending by 8.6 per cent.
Government-sector workers in the province enjoy a 10.3 per cent wage premium over their private-sector counterparts.
Between 2018 and 2024, the Ford government will increase debt by a forecasted average of $20.7 billion annually.