Ontario unveils budget aimed at pandemic recovery, projects $33.1B deficit in 2021-22

Ontario unveils budget aimed at pandemic recovery, projects $33.1B deficit in 2021-22 1


The Ontario government unveiled its 2021 budget, continuing with increased spending on healthcare and grant to businesses and parents.

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51 Comments on "Ontario unveils budget aimed at pandemic recovery, projects $33.1B deficit in 2021-22"

  1. Hey Doughnut Fokers, How’s The Weather?

  2. Wrongway Felman53 | March 25, 2021 at 10:18 AM | Reply

    WOW!! $100 more for children with special needs, big spender whoooooo

  3. With Energy Independence, we could reallocate the funds we spend on importing & sending tankers through the Panama & Suez Canal to pay some of these debts off. Our grand children then might have a fighting chance vs the taxman.

  4. What is the budget for cheesecake πŸ€”πŸ™„

  5. Look at the Sunshine List – a lot of Ontario’s debt begins there.

    • I just did some numbers from that list.

      The absolute minimum wage on the list is $100,000.00.

      These are the average salaries per sector:
      $234,174.76 – Government of Ontario β€” Judiciary
      $109,083.81 – School Boards
      $123,291.45 – Municipalities & Services
      $138,737.84 – Government of Ontario β€” Legislative Assembly and Offices
      $156,238.10 – Universities
      $152,705.54 – Ontario Power Generation
      $120,083.34 – Hospitals & Boards of Public Health
      $132,148.99 – Other Public Sector Employers
      $119,183.90 – Colleges
      $128,670.59 – Government of Ontario β€” Ministries
      $131,764.82 – Crown Agencies

      The top 1% makes a MINIMUM of $417,838.63. Max is $1,228,517.00. Average $513,265.12.

    • @noble steed Rest of the tax slaves to feed the entitled ones on sure, and hefty pay cheques.

    • @noble steed Correct – now add up the thousands of Ontario workers over $100K and that’s a lot of debt the Ontario government amasses each year just to start before anything else is addressed.

    • Taurean Clarke | March 26, 2021 at 9:53 AM | Reply

      @johnny ace You’re worried about government workers making thousand of dollars, but not a peep on big exec’s stealing billions on offshore tax evasion schemes?

    • @Taurean Clarke Never said I didn’t like tax evaders either. If the Ontario govt was so concerned about the big execs then they would do something about it. But the govt chooses not to do anything and allows it to continue. I believe we should have a consumption tax – everyone pays for everything you buy. No income tax. My point about Ontario govt workers is a lot of them make over 6 figures, that’s a lot of money annually paid out and has been even during the pandemic. As it is in most businesses – salaries/benefits are the biggest costs.

  6. With the price of 4beds I could buy a million dollar house cash

  7. Worldwide corruption!!!!

    • Max Weinbach | March 25, 2021 at 1:52 PM | Reply

      How so?

    • @Max Weinbach the zombie businesses are being bailed out on tax payer money. Most are politicians friends who gets some kick back.

    • Max Weinbach | March 25, 2021 at 2:55 PM | Reply

      @R T I know small businesses who are getting β€œbailed” out too. So it doesn’t seem to be what you think.

    • @Max Weinbach who asked to bail out anyone. If the business is not unviable it should be closed.
      In that case, even i would like to be an owner of a zombie business, than an employee.

      This is the risk that comes with running any business, unless you are lucky to be on overpaid Govt jobs being burden on society.

      Now who will keep paying the atrocious property taxes, and income taxes, to feed all these entitled ones. They were living better off, writing off expenses, and paying hardly any tax, compared to their even minimum wage earning employee.

  8. Marco Pereira | March 25, 2021 at 1:17 PM | Reply

    Liberal government prior to Doug Ford taking office recorded highest deficit and debt in Ontario history.

    Doug Ford: Hold my cheesecake

  9. Priority 1, cut back on government spending lol <- why is this not even on the list?

    • how about the Minister of Debt was interviewed on TVO by someone who is on the sunshine list of government salaries, talking about cutting government usage of Fax machines??????????????

  10. debbie hellion | March 25, 2021 at 1:26 PM | Reply

    They’re going to budget in 10 years πŸ€£πŸ˜‚πŸ€£πŸ˜… they actually said they’re going to balance the budget in 10 years πŸ€£πŸ˜‚πŸ€£πŸ˜… oh my that’s a big one

  11. Dianne Guthrie | March 25, 2021 at 1:51 PM | Reply

    The most important lesson that the pandemic has taught me is that it’s crucial to severely downsize all levels of government.

  12. Erica Kochaniec | March 25, 2021 at 2:02 PM | Reply

    3rd wave bahahahaha

  13. Imagine if all governments went bankrupt

    • Technically…they are all bankrupt. lol. They print FIAT PAPER….it only “becomes money” (which is debt) once it is spent. And, everytime fiat printed is spent….inflation rises.

      So, yeah, DEBT = MONEY….same as MONEY = DEBT.

      We are in a debtslave system….everyone and everything IS bankrupt.

      If you are “worth millions”…you’re worth millions of debt. Its ALL an illusion.

    • Dr . Rock Cut M.D. | March 26, 2021 at 8:47 AM | Reply

      They are bankrupt. In more ways than one.

  14. Cut government in half eliminate their unwarranted pensions and get rid of Blackface

  15. 3100 new beds while expecting to bring in 800,000 new immigrants smfh

  16. So…how many of his buddies will get this money?

  17. dmckeag Luthien8 | March 25, 2021 at 3:15 PM | Reply

    and a billion cut to education. buy votes from parents when the money could go into schools and make them far better. Absolutely disgusting!!

  18. LiplessEagle | March 25, 2021 at 3:20 PM | Reply

    So… gigantic portions of money being sent to off shore bank accounts. Got it

  19. And Ford getting rich from his floor sticker company

  20. i wish canada had actual conservatives leading places, not “progressive” conservative… theyre not even close to conservatives.

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