Blog Archive : 2018

Economic and Budget Outlook, Fall 2018

The Fall 2018 Economic and Budget Outlook provides the FAO’s latest economic forecast and an updated assessment of the Province’s fiscal outlook.

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Cap and Trade: A Financial Review of the Decision to Cancel the Cap and Trade Program

This report finds that by cancelling the cap and trade program, the Province’s annual budget balance will worsen by a cumulative total of $3.0 billion over the next four years.

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Update on Ontario’s Credit Rating

This is an update on Ontario’s credit rating, which is determined by four major international credit rating agencies, based on their assessments of the province’s economic and financial outlook.

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Assessing Ontario Government Employment and Wage Expense

In this commentary, the FAO estimates the Ontario government will spend approximately $41.4 billion on salaries and wages of approximately 650,000 people in 2018.

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2017-18 Annual Report

The report summarizes the FAO’s activities in support of all members of the Legislative Assembly undertaken during the 2017-2018 fiscal year.

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Economic and Budget Outlook, Spring 2018

This report provides the FAO’s latest assessment of Ontario’s economy and the government’s fiscal outlook.

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Lottery and Gaming

This report reviews the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation’s (OLG) sale of the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) Gaming Bundle.

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Business Support Programs

This report reviews how the Province measures the effectiveness of its business support programs.

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Electricity Trade Agreement

This report reviews the Ontario-Quebec Electricity Trade Agreement, which is a seven-year agreement between Ontario and Quebec that runs from 2017 to 2023.

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Ontario Health Sector: An Updated Assessment of Ontario Health Spending

This report provides an updated assessment of Ontario health spending in advance of the upcoming 2018 Ontario Budget.

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