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Cuts need to double for Ford government to keep election promise, financial watchdog says - 2019-05-22

F94.png Cuts need to double for Ford government to keep election promise, financial watchdog says May 22, 2019, Rob Ferguson, Toronto Star

Premier Doug Ford will have to find "significant" new savings — almost $6 billion — in the last two years of his term to balance the budget if he plans to keep an election promise to provide personal income tax cuts, says Ontario's independent financial watchdog.

This next round of spending cuts would match the cuts for this fiscal year and next contained in Finance Minister Vic Fedeli's spring budget, Financial Accountability Officer Peter Weltman said Wednesday, prompting opposition parties to warn more pain is on the way.


"If you think that people are upset about the cuts the Ford government's already made ... they're going to be especially upset when another $6 billion of unannounced cuts happen over the next three years," said Green Leader Mike Schreiner.

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