A tale of two budgets and of two governments

By MPP Toby Barrett


As government MPPs, we are heartened to see the federal budget shares the same priorities our government identified in our 2021 Budget last month – protecting people’s health and our economy.

However, as the COVID crisis intensifies, we are disappointed to see there was no action announced in the federal budget in several key areas. These key areas include issues surrounding vaccine shortages, as well as failure to impose stricter border measures to limit the introduction and spread of new and more contagious COVID variants that are causing the third wave.    

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