Despite avoiding annual budget deficits, Premier Clark has allowed government debt to grow under her watch—by almost $7 billion.
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Ontario has run a budget deficit every year during Premier Wynne’s time in office.
How governments manage their finances matters a great deal. Spend and borrow too much and the result is a spiral of increasing deficits that create ever higher debt. Then, ever-more tax dollars end up spent on debt interest—not on education, health care, administering provincial courts, or other areas in which provincial governments are involved.