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NDP Abstains As Ontario Budget Passes

TORONTO - A summer election in Ontario was averted Wednesday with the passage of the minority Liberal government's budget.Despite forcing the Liberals to make several changes, such as delaying corpora...
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Ontario Budget Passes As NDP Abstains

TORONTO - A "happy marriage" between the Liberals and NDP that was solidified with a new tax on the rich allowed Ontario's minority government to survive a confidence vote on its budget Tuesday.After...
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Ontario Liberals Agree To NDP's Rich Tax

TORONTO -- Premier Dalton McGuinty agreed Tuesday to a key NDP budget demand to hike taxes for the wealthy in order to stave off another election. The minority Liberals will put a surtax on those earn...
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McGuinty Gives Election Ultimatum

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...
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Flaherty Slams Ontario's Government

Federal Finance Minister Jim Flaherty says Ontario’s finances have been "badly mismanaged" for "almost nine years." Flaherty made the comments Friday during an interview with Metro Morning host Matt...
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Highlights From The Ontario Budget

TORONTO -- Cash-strapped Ontario puts off business tax cuts, targets public sector wages and pensions in austerity budget designed to lift Canada's former economic powerhouse out of red ink in five ye...
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Ontario Drops Austerity Budget

TORONTO - Cash-strapped Ontario is putting off business tax cuts, taking aim at pensions, and vowing to legislate pay freezes for public sector workers if need be in an austerity budget designed to li...