Ontario Budget 2012: McGuinty Wants Opposition Not To Give Spending Suggestions

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ONTARIO BUDGET 2012 ELECTION
Premier Dalton McGuinty says he won't consider any new spending suggestions for the budget, even if that means Ontario voters end up going back to the polls. (CP) | CP

OTTAWA - Premier Dalton McGuinty says he won't consider any new spending suggestions for the budget, even if that means Ontario voters end up going back to the polls.

He says voters don't want another election six months after the last one, but he's willing to campaign on the budget if he has to.

The minority Liberals need one of the opposition parties to support their budget to avoid triggering an election, but the Opposition Conservatives have already said they'll vote against it.

NDP Leader Andrea Horwath was out mainstreeting this morning in Toronto in an effort to get more feedback on whether her party should support the budget.

The NDP have set up a hotline and say they've received thousands of calls from people who have different opinions about the budget, which aims to eliminate the $15-billion deficit in five years.

A crucial vote on the budget could come as soon as next Thursday, but no later than April 24.

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