It’s concerning that the deficit is in the billions, but at least it’s projected to fall to about $5.7 billion at the end of March.
The Finance Minister, Charles Sousa, has said:
“We are doing a little better than the rest of Canada. We recognize the challenges that the global economy still has, there is uncertainty.”
I’m hopeful the government will continue to consider the budget while taking into account social justice issues plaguing the province. I’m afraid Ontario’s financial deficit will affect areas such as education or transit so much so that they can’t deliver on their promise of “free tuition”.