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Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne reacts to Finance Minister Charles Sousa prior to his delivering the government's Fall Economic Statement in the Ontario legislature on Nov. 7, 2013.
Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne reacts to Finance Minister Charles Sousa prior to his delivering the government's Fall Economic Statement in the Ontario legislature on Nov. 7, 2013.
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Lacking consensus on a fiscal plan, Ontario Liberals cling to mantra of growth

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Charles Sousa did not announce new spending cuts. He did not announce significant new tax increases, either. And yet when he delivered his fall economic statement on Thursday, Ontario’s Finance Minister continued to insist that his government remains on track to eliminate by 2017-18 a budget deficit projected to be $11.7-billion this year.