The first annual report explains the work completed by the office since the FAO was appointed in March 2015.
The Financial Accountability Officer formally requested information from the Ministries of Finance and Energy to assist the FAO in analyzing the fiscal impact of the planned divestiture of up to 60 per cent of the Government of Ontario’s Hydro One equity holdings.
This commentary compares the Low-income Individuals and Families Tax (LIFT) credit to the cancelled minimum wage increase from $14 per hour to $15 per hour. The commentary estimates the change to the Province’s budget balance and reviews the impacts to individuals and families.
This commentary presents a list of all service fees charged by the Province’s ministries and agencies, and identifies which service fee rates changed in 2018-19. The commentary also identifies the most commonly paid service fees, discusses the growth rate of service fee revenue, and examines how cost recovery rates have changed from 2017-18 to 2018-19 for a selection of service fee categories.
This report provides an updated financial assessment of the Province’s health sector and outlines the FAO’s medium-term projection for health spending in Ontario under current policies.
This report reviews the 2018-19 Expenditure Estimates and identifies key issues, including how the 2018-19 Expenditure Estimates compare to the government’s spending plan in the 2018 Ontario Economic Outlook and Fiscal Review. The report also reviews the largest programs funded through the Supply Bill and identifies spending trends and recent developments.
This commentary provides an updated comparison of Ontario government revenue, spending, deficit and net debt with that of other provinces.
This commentary reviews Ontario’s labour market performance in 2018.
This report assesses trends since 2000 in the personal income of Ontarians across three broad areas: growth, distribution and mobility. It examines the growth in incomes for Ontario families, explores recent trends in market and after-tax income inequality, and discusses the evolution of relative income mobility and intergenerational income mobility in Ontario.
This report provides the FAO’s assessment of the province’s medium-term economic performance and fiscal position.
This report estimates the budgetary impact to the Province from ending the cap and trade program. The report also compares the financial impact on households and businesses of Ontario’s now cancelled cap and trade program against the federal government’s proposed carbon pricing plan.
Ontario’s debt is rated by four principal international credit rating agencies, based on their assessments of the province’s economic and financial outlook and future risks. These credit ratings represent the agencies’ opinions on the ability of Ontario to meet its debt-related financial obligations. This backgrounder provides an update on Ontario’s credit rating.
Employee wages and salaries are a major expense category for the Ontario government. This commentary reviews past and current trends in public sector employment and wages, as well as recent developments in Ontario’s labour market, to assess the potential implications for the government’s compensation expense going forward.
The FAO’s 2017-18 annual report summarizes the FAO’s activities in support of all members of the Legislative Assembly undertaken during the 2017-18 fiscal year.
This report provides the FAO’s assessment of the province’s medium-term economic performance and fiscal position, and the reasonableness and risks associated with the government’s fiscal recovery plan.