Ontario's Liberal government has rolled out a spending package that targets almost every demographic while plunging the province back into deficit - but said the books will be balanced in six years.
Ford would have to make deep cuts to balance a Tory budget, Wynne warned, and his policies would give corporations and the wealthy tax cuts they don't need.
Over the previous 40 yrs, just 8 provincial budget plans were actually harmonized- 3 by Conservatives and 4 through Liberals, Sousa explained. Ford argues that the government can not take care of people when it is billions of dollars in debt.
Under a promised new drug and dental program, Ontarians lacking workplace health insurance would get up to $700 a year to defray the cost of medicines and dentist visits starting in summer 2019.
Beyond the new $2.2 billion free child-care program for preschoolers aged two and a half to kindergarten, there were lots of ambitious initiatives in Thursday's budget. "It's the people working at those companies who are my priority".
"Not being able to find or afford child care is stressful, it is troubling, and it is holding families back at a time when it's already hard enough to get ahead", Ms. Wynne said in a statement.
"You can't take care of the most vulnerable people in society when you have billions of dollars in debt", Doug Ford said on Wednesday.
"While we would have appreciated a greater focus on the organizations that deliver these services, the budget does invest significant amounts in the sector that will help address a number of its challenges in serving people with disabilities and seniors", Annett said.
Ontarians want an end to "this scandal-ridden government", she said, and "are exhausted of broken promises and wasteful spending".
"I really don't accept this suggestion that this budget is a left budget", she said.
The federal government has presently introduced full-day preschool and is now systematically including pre-school care for young children, he pointed out.
Watch above as Toronto Sun Editor-in-Chief Adrienne Batra and Editorial VP James Wallace dive into the budget and what it means for the future of Ontario, especially for whoever comes into power in June's provincial election.