NewsAlert:Ontario budget promises new spending, multi-year deficits

5 promises for seniors in 2018 Ontario budget

5 promises for seniors in 2018 Ontario budget

"And they go beyond election cycles", Sousa said. On Wednesday, the government is expected to table a budget that will go into deficit to fund all the new spending.

It would augment the new OHIP+ pharmacare program for people under 25, but has been criticized for low annual maximum payouts of $400 for singles, $600 for couples and $700 for a family of four with two children.

And the province has promised 547 million dollars over five years to fix up affordable housing units. "It's the people working at those companies who are my priority". The funding would cover their care costs until they become eligible for full-day kindergarten.

This week's Liberal budget saw the government reverse a key promise to stay in balance and instead project a deficit of $6.7 billion in 2018-2019, followed by deficits of $6.6 billion and $6.5 billion in each of the subsequent years.

The budget doesn't include a change to the funding formula for rural schools to prevent further closures, he said, or anything significant for farmers or to provide long-term relief from rising hydro costs. The effort would cost the treasury $500 million a year and require people to pay up front and submit receipts to the government for reimbursement.

Watch above as Toronto Sun Editor-in-Chief Adrienne Batra and Editorial VP James Wallace dive into the budget and what it means for the future of Ontario, especially for whoever comes into power in June's provincial election.

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"Just think what services people could receive if we were investing this money in our communities", he said.

Walker said the province is spending $1 billion every month on debt interest payments.

Thompson said the budget outlines a "spending spree Ontarians can't afford right now".

Dobbyn said she is pleased to see that Ontario Works and Ontario Disability Support Payment rates will increase by three per cent annually for the next three years, keeping the hikes in pace with inflation. Improved access to child care gives parents, especially women, more choice about when they return to work and will help Ontario close the gender wage gap.

"Making child care free for preschool children will be transformative for Ontario's families".

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