public sector compensation

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Compensation of government employees consumes half of all program spending in Ontario

For comparable jobs, government-sector wages in Ontario are 10.6 per cent higher (on average) than wages in the private sector.


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In Ontario a whopping 77 cents of every dollar spent on K-12 public education goes to compensate teachers and staff.

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On health care, despite a high level of spending, Canadians have comparatively poor access to technology and doctors, and long wait times for surgery.

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Already, Montreal taxpayers see 13 per cent of their city’s operating budget go to fund pensions.

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Between 2004/05 and 2015/16, the Alberta government increased program spending by roughly 100 per cent.


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The Ontario government has pledged to eliminate its budget deficit by 2017/18. However, the government’s recent record on fiscal issues casts doubt on whether it will meet this target.


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Think back to the early 1990s, a period when Canada’s federal and provincial governments faced a major fiscal crisis driven by massive red ink at both the federal and provincial levels.

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With governments collectively racking up almost $46 billion in deficits last year and continuing to struggle with health care costs as the population ages, both governments and citizens are concerned that tax dollars are spent wisely.