MEDIA RELEASE: JUST RELEASED FAO PUBLICATION REVIEWING ONTARIO’S 2018-19 DEFICIT

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

JUST RELEASED FAO PUBLICATION REVIEWING ONTARIO’S 2018-19 DEFICIT

TORONTO, October 17, 2019 - The Financial Accountability Office of Ontario (FAO) just released a publication that examines why Ontario’s deficit doubled from $3.7 billion in 2017-18 to $7.4 billion in 2018-19.

The publication outlines how policy decisions by the previous and current governments contributed to the doubling in Ontario’s 2018-19 deficit.

The publication also shows that the unusually large $4.3 billion improvement in the 2018-19 deficit since the 2019 budget projection was largely the result of unexpectedly strong revenue growth.

Read the full FAO publication and analysis here.

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For further information, please contact:

Kim Curley l 647 528 0180 l kcurley@fao-on.org l fao-on.org