While today’s budget was definitely a good sales pitch it won’t heal the broken bond of trust between the Liberals and the people of Ontario, says CUPE Ontario President Fred Hahn.
“After decades of cuts and ignoring people’s needs, eleventh hour promises only feed voter cynicism and that is really sad,” says Hahn. “There is no question there is some much needed investment for public services in this budget, but where has this government been for the past 15 years? We’ve been calling for these kind of investment for years and I’m sorry but they’re a decade late and several pounds short as my mother used to say.”
According to today’s budget, Ontario’s economy is strong and doing better than the rest of Canada and all G7 nations, yet the government continues to spend less per capita on programs and services than any other province.