Ontario Government Protecting What Matters Most

Todd Smith, Minister of Energy

Province Delivers on its Promises to Respect the Taxpayer and Bring Back Accountability and Trust

The Ontario legislature is adjourning today after a busy spring sitting focused on creating and protecting good jobs, restoring accountability and trust, cleaning up the hydro mess, putting people first and ending hallway health care.

“We were elected by the people of Ontario to clean up 15 years of scandal, waste and mismanagement at Queen’s Park,” said Todd Smith, Government House Leader and Minister of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade. “Since taking office, we have been delivering on our promises. We are mapping out a reasonable and responsible path to balance. We are putting money back in people’s pockets. And we are making Ontario open for business and open for jobs.”

Since the Legislative Assembly resumed the parliamentary session on February 19, the government has championed major pieces of legislation.  The government:

The government has also taken action to:

Quick Facts

  • Since June 2018, employment in Ontario has risen by 170,300.
  • In 2018, the government saved $3.2 billion by finding efficiencies and reducing spending without compromising front-line services.
  • The government has already reduced the deficit by $0.5 billion through reduced spending. It has been further reduced by strong economic growth. Ontario is projecting a $13.5 billion deficit in 2018-19.

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