A lot of Ontarians could use a government that is on their side right now.
An estimated 500,000 children in the province are growing up in poverty. People are waiting all night in emergency rooms. Children with special needs are not being supported with adequate funding.
For millions of people, the fact that the provincial budget is now balanced—more or less—brings no joy. Because the cost of balancing the budget, by underfunding public services and ignoring the impact of inflation on low-income Ontarians, is high. Yet that’s exactly what Queen’s Park is doing.