WATCH: Ministers Look to Provincial Budget
Now that the federal budget has been tabled, Ontario is focusing its efforts on its own financial situation.
Cabinet ministers met Friday with Premier Kathleen Wynne while public consultations took place at Queen's Park.
Despite the federal government projecting slower growth this fiscal year, Ontario Finance Minister Charles Sousa says he doesn't think that will change the way the province tackles its deficit. He underlines its still on track to balance the books by 2017-18.
This cabinet meeting is part of a budget process that also includes public consultations around the province.
At the legislature, groups like the Ontario Health Coalition, Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU) and the Winery & Grape Grower Alliance of Ontario outlined want they want to see in the budget.
Sousa says the door is still open to opposition parties who want their say. He says even though the Progressive Conservatives haven't been supportive of the Liberal minority government, he still wants to hear more of the party's ideas.
The budget will likely come down in mid-April.