Doug Ford ran on painless cuts. He won't be able to deliver - 2019-02-01
Not only would he simultaneously offer billions of dollars in tax cuts and billions more in program spending, he would also do so while maneuvering the province back to balanced budgets by finding "efficiencies" that did not adversely affect public services or, even more implausibly, cost a single job.
This week, the reality that has been intruding since shortly after Mr. Ford took office came into sharp relief. Separate stories about his government's potential plans for health care and education, which account for more than 60 per cent of Ontario's program spending, combined to underscore how much more difficult it is to govern the country's largest province than he has made it out to be.