To include a host of new spending measures focused on pocketbook issues.
Provincial government had projected $4.3 billion in last year’s budget.
A delay in government spending could affect the investments’ primary objective: to help lift Canada’s slow-growth economy.
Costs for transit and waste-water and water-treatment projects will be eligible retroactive to April 1.
Budget’s gouging of at least $3K per family is a lightning rod for fury and existential angst over the province’s future.
PM says boosting growth-generating projects such as infrastructure would ease Canada’s economic woes.
Had spending increases been held to the rate of economic growth, Ontario would have a $4 billion surplus today.
UBC professor says the government needs to rethink major purchases like the F-35 fighter jets.
Will introduce bill to hike tax on the province’s highest earners.
Alberta premier says budget will be accompanied by a 10-year plan that will remake how province earns and spends money.
Credit agency is skeptical the province’s planned spending restraints won’t be enough to return the province to balance.
Brian Mason says the Progressive Conservatives have continually failed to disconnect day-to-day spending from volatile oil prices.
Premier Prentice says the government could see a $7-billion drop in resource revenue.
Report suggests the province’s largest municipalities have increased spending three times the rate of population growth.
Unemployment and weak export prices remain a problem, but Oliver says the government won’t be opening its wallet.