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Nov 9, 2019

Ontario’s Finance Minister Rod Phillips delivered the Fall Economic Statement in the legislature this week and it was criticized by the left and the right. The opposition NDP accuse the Ford government of making drastic cuts to programs and services while staunch conservatives shout about Ford spending more than the Kathleen Wynne government.

Getting heat from both sides suggests to Phillips they got the balance just about right. They’ve added cash to health and education, focused on some tax relief, (especially for small business) and have a plan to flatten the deficit a year into their next mandate.

Above all, the ON THE LEDGE crew agrees this Economic Statement is a much needed reset for Ford Nation.