(TORONTO, ON) – Charles Sousa, Ontario’s Minister of Finance, will deliver the 2015 Ontario Budget on April 23, laying out the government’s plan for investments and job creation for Ontarians, while being fiscally responsible, to secure long-term prosperity and economic growth. The 2015 Ontario Budget will be released April 23, at 4:00 pm in the Ontario Legislature.
The budget will outline new investments that support Ontario’s four-part economic plan that is building Ontario up by investing in people’s talents and skills, building new public infrastructure like roads and transit, creating an innovative and dynamic environment where business thrives, and building a secure savings plan so everyone can afford to retire.
“In the coming weeks, we will outline our plan to stimulate our economy, create jobs, eliminate our deficit and invest in the future of Ontario,” said Sousa. “Through our balanced plan, we are strengthening Ontario’s economy to grow over the long-term.”
The plan also continues to take a balanced approach to achieving a balanced budget by 2017-18. Ontario’s plan to eliminate the deficit builds on past success. In each fiscal year between 2009-10 and 2013-14, the government beat the deficit targets it established after the 2008-09 global recession, avoiding $25 billion that would have otherwise been added to the province’s accumulated debt.
“Today, Ontario is well-positioned to lead in the modern global economy,” Sousa continued. “We are on track to balance our budget by 2017-18 and will do so in a way that is both fair and responsible while supporting the vital services that Ontarians rely on.”