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Full Day Kindergarten, transit funding tools, LCBO alcohol monopoly - get rid of it all.

That's just some of the pitch from the Canadian Taxpayers Federation to the provincial government, which is in the midst of putting together its spring budget.

Ontario Director of the organization Candice Malcolm says their plan for the budget would save over $13 billion this year. That way, she says the province could not only balance its budget but start paying off its debt.

Ontario's debt is currently at $272 billion.

Around $2.7 billion alone could be saved if the province stops giving funding to large corporations as a way to lure them to set-up shop in Ontario, according to Malcolm.

The minority Liberals are in the process of hearing from hundreds of special interest groups in pre-budget consultations.

The Wynne Government is trying to fine-tune the budget to gain NDP support again, in hopes of by-passing a rumoured spring election. With the Tories already calling for change, the government will fall without NDP support.

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Full Day Kindergarten, transit funding tools, LCBO alcohol monopoly - get rid of it all.

That's just some of the pitch from the Canadian Taxpayers Federation to the provincial government, which is in the midst of putting together its spring budget.

Ontario Director of the organization Candice Malcolm says their plan for the budget would save over $13 billion this year. That way, she says the province could not only balance its budget but start paying off its debt.

Ontario's debt is currently at $272 billion.

Around $2.7 billion alone could be saved if the province stops giving funding to large corporations as a way to lure them to set-up shop in Ontario, according to Malcolm.

The minority Liberals are in the process of hearing from hundreds of special interest groups in pre-budget consultations.

The Wynne Government is trying to fine-tune the budget to gain NDP support again, in hopes of by-passing a rumoured spring election. With the Tories already calling for change, the government will fall without NDP support.

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