The Ontario Budget Has Lots of New Spending, Some Say Not Enough

A little over six months late from the actual start of the Provincial fiscal year, the Government of Ontario delivered the 2020-2021 budget with some of the usual fanfare. Called, “Ontario’s Action Plan: Protect, Support, Recover,” the government insists that their budget will strengthen frontline health care, and offer support for businesses and workers, while laying the groundwork for the future. The opposition obviously disagrees. Continue reading “The Ontario Budget Has Lots of New Spending, Some Say Not Enough”

LUMCO Makes Budget Requests of Government Ministers

The members of the Large Urban Mayor’s Caucus of Ontario met again on Friday. With special guests Health Minister Christine Elliott and Municipal Affairs and Housing Minister Steve Clark, the LUMCO mayors heard about the Province’s response to the coronavirus, and then they offered a list of things that they would like to see in the upcoming provincial budget. Continue reading “LUMCO Makes Budget Requests of Government Ministers”

Guelph Groups Offer Feedback to Cho for 2020 Provincial Budget

Stan Cho, Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Finance, brought his multi-city pre-budget public engagement to Guelph on Thursday afternoon at the Legion Hall on Watson Parkway South. According to Cho, this was his 12th stop to get feedback in advance of the 2020 Ontario Budget, and the MPP for Willowdale said there are some common themes, and even some surprises. Continue reading “Guelph Groups Offer Feedback to Cho for 2020 Provincial Budget”