ontario government debt

12:12PM
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Operating deficits just part of Ontario’s debt story

Annual debt growth has increased substantially since 2018 when the Ford government took office.


11:27AM
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On government spending—Kenney kept his word, Ford did not

Between 2018/19 and 2022/23, the Ontario government expects a 6 per cent increase in inflation-adjusted per-person spending.


3:27PM
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Ford government breaks ‘balanced budget’ promise

It’s always easier to promise fiscal restraint several years down the road than actually deliver on it.


3:00AM
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Ontario on track to add more than $100 billion in debt over five years

The province's net debt has climbed from $338 billion in 2018 to more than $400 billion.


9:48AM
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Upcoming budget last chance for Ford government to keep fiscal promises in first term

The government has increased per-person spending by more than 10 per cent between 2018/19 and 2020/21.


11:30AM
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Ontario clings to illusion of fiscal sustainability
Since 1990, the province's net debt-to-GDP ratio has grown from 13 per cent to 43 per cent.

3:30AM
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Ontario government can learn fiscal lessons from Alberta

Despite steep budget deficits, successive provincial governments have been unwilling to reduce spending.


1:15PM
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‘Debt’ decision looms for Ontario’s government

The government projects a budget deficit of $21.5 billion for 2021-22.


9:05AM
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Will Ontario avoid another post-recession era of debt growth

In the recent past, the province's recessions have been followed by extended periods of debt growth.