By MPP Toby Barrett
On the heels of a world health crisis, Ontario Finance Minister Rod Phillips tabled a budget to protect people’s health and support their jobs and the economy – all while setting the stage for recovery.
Total spending is projected to be $187 billion running a deficit of $38.5 billion and paying out $12.5 billion to service a debt of $343 billion.
Ontario’s COVID-19 health response is now a projected $15.2 billion. The government is making available $4 billion in 2020-2021 and a further $2 billion in 2022-2023 to ensure the province can remain responsive in the fight against this pandemic.