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WATCH: Budget: No negotiating, sweeping cuts or 'reckless spending'
Ontario's finance minister continues pre-budget consultations
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The province's finance minister says there won't be across the board cuts in this year's budget or what he calls 'reckless spending.' Charles Sousa made the comments before a pre-budget consultation in downtown Toronto.

Sousa also underlines he won't be negotiating with the NDP this time around but says any ideas are welcome.

Last year, the NDP approached the province with a list of budget must-haves, which led to negotiations both before and after the budget was tabled.  

The minority Liberals are hoping for the NDP to prop up the government again this spring, by either voting for the budget or abstaining. The Tories have already said they would vote against it.

Sousa underlines he has "no desire" for an election this year.

The finance minister has yet to give a budget date, saying only it will be tabled sometime this spring.

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The province's finance minister says there won't be across the board cuts in this year's budget or what he calls 'reckless spending.' Charles Sousa made the comments before a pre-budget consultation in downtown Toronto.

Sousa also underlines he won't be negotiating with the NDP this time around but says any ideas are welcome.

Last year, the NDP approached the province with a list of budget must-haves, which led to negotiations both before and after the budget was tabled.  

The minority Liberals are hoping for the NDP to prop up the government again this spring, by either voting for the budget or abstaining. The Tories have already said they would vote against it.

Sousa underlines he has "no desire" for an election this year.

The finance minister has yet to give a budget date, saying only it will be tabled sometime this spring.

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