For comparable jobs, government-sector wages in Ontario are 10.6 per cent higher (on average) than wages in the private sector.
public sector compensation
Between 2004/05 and 2015/16, the Alberta government increased program spending by roughly 100 per cent.
Ontario needs to speed up its deficit reduction: Government should look at compensation for government employees
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.
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.