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Ontario budget: Debt nears $300B
When the going gets tough, the tough go shopping. Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne is going on a $130-billion infrastructure spending spree even as the province’s net debt tracks toward the $300 billion mark
Green scheme latest eco-fiasco
It’s Kathleen Wynne’s gift to Canada. On Monday the Ontario premier announced a cap-and-trade "initiative" that’s going to have widespread consequences nationwide.
Wynne piling up debt
At $10.9 billion, Premier Kathleen Wynne’s deficit is 68% higher than the combined deficits for 2014-2015 of the federal government, the other nine provinces and the three territories. Yes, you read that right.
Ontario Sunshine List 2015 released
A total of 111,438 public sector workers in Ontario were paid more than $100,000 in 2014, according to details included in the so-called Sunshine List released this morning.
Pay for public sector workers is soaring
The cost of salary and benefits for Ontario public sector workers has increased by 47% in less than a decade, growing at a significantly faster rate than either inflation or the provincial economy, according to a new Fraser Institute report.
Liberals piling on debt: Report Ontario
The Ontario Liberal government has added $117 billion in debt since the recession of 2008-09 and risks further credit downgrades if it doesn't reform its spending ways, a new report says.
30,000 sign petition against Wynne's sex-ed plan
The Ontario government's plan to revamp its sex education curriculum this fall is facing further opposition now that an online petition against the plan has gained more than 30,000 signatures.
Wynne’s ‘carbon pricing’ is a cash grab
Here’s what you need to know about Premier Kathleen Wynne’s looming “carbon pricing” scheme, which Environment and Climate Change Minister Glen Murray re-announced Tuesday.
Liberals paid $10,000 to have data erased: OPP
Peter Faist, an IT consultant and spouse of former premier Dalton McGuinty's chief of staff, was paid $10,000 by the Liberal caucus to wipe data off of approximately 20 government computers, according to the Ontario Provincial Police.
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