The 2011 Ontario Budget continues the McGuinty government’s support of Ontario’s economic recovery. The budget renews the focus on eliminating the deficit while protecting education and health care.
The deficit for 2010–11 is projected to be $16.7 billion — $3 billion lower than forecast a year ago. Ontario is turning the corner out of the recession and is on a steady, responsible track to growth.
The 2011 Budget’s strategic investments include:
Jobs and Growth
Protecting Health Care
Protecting the Environment
“By balancing the need for deficit reduction with sustained investment in public services, we’ve charted a responsible path towards balanced budgets and laid the foundation for long-term economic growth.”
— Greg Sorbara, MPP Vaughan
“From further expanding full-day kindergarten to adding tens of thousands of new student spaces at our colleges and universities, our government maintains its commitment to investing in education. A head start in school and continued quality education means a smarter workforce and a greater quality of life for generations to come.”
— Michael Chan, MPP Markham-Unionville
“This budget builds on the strengths of our government. The expansion of Medscheck in the Ontario Drug Benefit Program gives our seniors more access to the services they need, while additional funding for the Ontario Breast Cancer Screening Program will ensure thousands more women at high-risk are screened at a younger age.”
— Reza Moridi, MPP Richmond Hill
“The introduction of a comprehensive Mental Health and Addictions Strategy will allow for an integrated, responsive system that will put children first—early intervention is essential for treatment to be effective.”
— Dr. Helena Jaczek, MPP Oak Ridges-Markham
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