Ontario Budget 2013



TORONTO - Ontario won't be plunging into an election any time soon, as the New Democrats agreed Tuesday to pass the budget and prop up the minority Liberals.NDP Leader Andrea Horwath withdrew her elec...

Horwath's Warning

TORONTO - Ontario's New Democrats want to put the brakes on the government's plans for what they're calling "Lexus lanes" — their third and last post-budget demand to keep the minority Liberals afloat...

Should She?

By this time next week, Ontarians may have a better idea whether or not they will head to the polls this spring. Most would prefer not to. Wrangling between Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne and NDP lead...

Ford: 'Taxpayers Want An Election'

TORONTO - Toronto Mayor Rob Ford is wading into provincial politics, urging the New Democrats to vote against the Liberal government's budget and trigger an election.On the weekly radio show he hosts...
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Ontario Budget 2013: A Fair and Prosperous Ontario

Presenting Ontario's Budget was a true honour for me and I am humbled by the opportunity to serve the people of Ontario. I'm proud of the work this government is doing to beat our fiscal targets and continue to invest in the things that matter most to people every day. In addition, Ontario has created almost 400,000 jobs since the depths of the global recession, recovering all of the jobs lost during those dark days. Ontario enjoys strong fundamentals and we are committed to eliminating the deficit by 2017-18. We believe a balanced approach is the right approach.

"I'm Just Asking For It To Be Done Right"

Ontarians are concerned that Ms. Wynne hasn't learned the lessons of her government's billion dollar eHealth scandal, or $700-million scandal at Ornge, or half-billion dollar gas plant scandal. I'm not asking for more. I'm just asking for it to be done right. People want to see more accountability in the budget.

Ontario Election?

Will she or won’t she? That’s the question many Ontarians have on their minds as they wait to learn if provincial NDP leader Andrea Horwath will force an election just 19 months after the last one. Th...

Ontario Budget: A More 'Fair' Welfare

TORONTO - Ontario residents receiving social assistance will get to keep more of their own money without losing benefits starting this fall, the result of several "fundamental" changes meant to reduce...

Ontario Budget: Winners And Losers

TORONTO - Ontario Finance Minister Charles Sousa unveiled the 2013-2014 budget on Thursday. Here's a list of winners and losers:Winners:_ Drivers: They can expect auto insurance premiums to drop by 15...

What Ontario NDP Demanded

TORONTO - Ontario's minority Liberals have presented the 2013-2014 budget that will need the support of at least one of the opposition parties for it to pass.The Progressive Conservatives have already...

Ontario Budget Highlights

TORONTO - Ontario Finance Minister Charles Sousa has unveiled the 2013-2014 budget.Here are some of the highlights:— $35 billion over three years for infrastructure spending, including a new $100 mill...

Ontario Budget Showdown

TORONTO - Ontario's minority Liberal government will be keeping a close eye on how the New Democrats react to today's provincial budget.The Liberals have gone out of their way to secure NDP support fo...

Ontario Budget Date Announced

Ontario Finance Minister Charles Sousa said Monday that he will table his budget on May 2, the first test for the minority Liberal government since Kathleen Wynne took over as premier. Sousa made the...