Budget 2019: Protecting What Matters Most
The Ford Government has introduced the 2019 Ontario Budget, Protecting what Matters Most. In the days leading up to the budget, the Government foreshadowed many of the policies they intended to introuce, such as the new slogan on Ontario license plates, child care rebates, and dental care for low income seniors. The 2019 Ontario budget focuses on protecting what matters most, restoring fiscal responsibility, making Ontario open for business and job creation through regulatory reform, and putting the people first.
The Ford Government’s pledge to fiscal responsibility was also part in parcel with a moderate and responsible approach that would not impact public services and Ontarians relying on them. As such, today’s budget had a decreased deficit of $10.3 billion and a path to a balanced budget in five years by 2023-24.