Ontario Budget

Officials say the changes to the Conservation Authority Act are "irresponsible and dangerous."
The province’s 2020 budget will be released March 25.
It’s not about “grand gestures,” the finance minister said.
The Ford government says the moves will help tackle the deficit.
Private lawyers will no longer be paid to represent the vast majority of their most impoverished clients during bail hearings.
Clinics will be forced to turn away thousands of people a year, a director says.
Legal aid union and lawyers are fighting back against the province’s 30 per cent budget cut.
The schedule will make it virtually impossible to sue the government, lawyers say.
Sixty-two per cent said the issue makes them less likely to vote for the Progressive Conservatives.
The premier says cities and school boards have to do their part to save the province money.