Ontario budget touts transit spending, takes hard line on health

Ontario is tabling a budget that touts $130-billion in infrastructure over 10 years, while also imposing tough austerity measures on health and education and taking a hard line with public sector unions.

The Ontario Liberals’ plan would build new commuter trains, light rail lines and highway improvements, while wrestling down the deficit with a goal of balancing the books in two years.


More budget reaction

Budget questions blowin’ in the wind

  • ontario john

    Gotta make sure the roads are in good repair for the pride parades this year.

    • Amen;)

    • Surele Surele

      wonder if we’ll see our ‘force’ in red pumps

      • FactsWillOut


        I suggest a “Walk a Mile in His Shoes” day, where all the feminists can go to work at men’s jobs.

        It would make for some first class comedy, watching women try to use a 1 inch drive air driver, or install window panels from a swing-stage, or use a 75lb jackhammer, or a big chainsaw, or change a tire on a Kenworth…

        Better yet, call it “Equality Day”.

        • CensoredSpeech

          I think they should clean out septic tanks for a week!

  • jayme

    I came very close to throwing up they claim waits have decreased really then why in Ottawa is the wait for a er 9 hours while 5 years ago it was around 5 hours.

    • All lies all the time, that’s how they roll.

      • Petey

        Leftists always lie.

  • DMB

    The Liberals plan on funding 100% of the cost of building a light rail transit line between Liberal vote rich Brampton and Mississauga. Other communities that are asking for full or partial funding of transit such as NDP strong hold Hamilton will likely see little funding for similar projects. Wynne is playing to her Toronto and surrounding area voting strong hold. If you have a Liberal MPP in your area you get government funding if you don’t then expect not to get much of anything.

    • She’s a douchebag.

      • Petey

        And that face. *shiver*

  • Chris

    Do you feel that horrible ache in your backside? It’s your sphincter contracting in fear knowing it’s going to be facing premier strapon’s biggest revenue ‘tool’ yet.

    • Yikes!

    • Waffle

      Scenes from Myra Breckenridge come to mind, but I couldn’t find the right image to post.

  • mauser 98

    “A second program, the “Behavioural Insights Unit” (B.I.U. for short)
    imported from the U.K., aims to use behavioural science to help teach
    civil servants to make different choices.”
    …..??? choices? between more money and more money
    Premier Strapon and her goons are like a drunken demolition team.
    staggering from one explosion to the next. a trail of destruction

    maybe by 2027 election OPP investigations will reveal something

  • mauser 98

    read 2 articles re budget nothing on carbon tax ?

    • Petey

      My God! It’s environmental nirvana.

    • Clausewitz

      Mauser, I salute you. Great picture.

      • mauser 98

        cmon CW ….’ stole it like the rest .. i forget where
        surf & save a bunch most days

        • Clausewitz

          You steal only the finest. Just like moi.

    • Excellent.

  • disqus_PwGxBXHn8l

    The Globe and Mail article says that one goal is “One of the few areas in health care receiving more funds is home care. The government’s long-term plan is to effectively move chronic patients out of hospital and have them remain at home.”

    Translation: euthanasia, I fear

    As I visit an aged person quite often in a (private) retirement home, I get to see the situation up front. For a number of reasons, most residents simply can’t live at home.

    A key cause of improved longevity in recent years is not dramatic operations, etc., but the simple fact that people who live in retirement homes:

    – don’t just fall down the back stairs, break a hip, and lie unattended for two days

    – live on tea and half moons because they can’t get out to shop in winter

    – mess with their meds and end up in the hospital, where the staff find it hard to figure out what is going on because they can’t start with a base of what meds were consumed (in a retirement home, the nurse hands out the meds, sees that they are taken, and records them all.)

    – wander, if confused, and die of exposure (an alarm would sound at one building near me on any door except the one attended, which is opened by a numerical code in any event.)

    Et cetera.

    I’ve dealt with home care. It did not work at all for one aged person I know. Due to limited mobility, that person just should not have been living at home, with steep flights of stairs. After a move to a retirement home, the home care people were able to come in and address the problems quite easily.

    The fact that home care probably works best as a supplement to the very institutional type of environment that the government wishes to phase out makes me wonder about the true motive for phasing the institutions out. – Denyse O’Leary from Ottawa

  • Taxes are already being raised by the very people to whom taxes should never be entrusted.

    • FactsWillOut

      Those people being elected officials, aka snake-oil salesmen with a lust for power.

  • FactsWillOut

    The root cause of all these problems is the tragic human tendency to bend the knee.