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WATCH: Tories claim Liberals misled public with fake deficit numbers

The Progressive Conservatives point to leaked cabinet documents.

The Tories at Queen's Park say they have their hands on some cabinet documents which show the Liberal government used "fake''  numbers regarding the size of the province's deficit.

Progressive Conservative finance critic Vic Fedeli pointed to the leaked papers, which outline the Liberals started off with a worst-case scenario deficit number of $24.7 billion from 2009-10.

Fedeli says the Liberals then graphed it out, drawing a diagonal straight line to zero and filling in the blanks each year with no plan.

He calls it an "aspirational" process to get to balance.

The finance minister has already announced the province won't meet interim deficit targets but maintains the budget will be balanced by 2017-18.

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  1. bob posted on 04/28/2014 11:59 AM
    be careful Tim. careful! you and your gang of do nothings have a habit of accusing before thinking. might get you in more trouble than you all ready are.
    question! what do conservatives do all day long? Ontario elected a minority government. meaning Tim the people expect your party to work with the others or you might not get another chance to do that
    1. Laura posted on 04/28/2014 12:36 PM
      @bob You have got to be kidding! You mean there are actually still lemmings out there who support the corruption going on in the Liberal party? So what exactly did Ontario do to you that you want to continue to support the most criminally corrupt, unethical, amoral group of politicians to ever run a province in the history of Canada -- the Dalton Gang?

      At this point, if someone were to tell us that Wynne and company were behind the missing Malaysian airplane, we would probably believe it. There's no level too low that this gang of incompetence and crooks wouldn't stoop.
    2. Laura posted on 04/28/2014 12:39 PM
      @Laura Sorry. That was a typing error (ironically) I meant to type incompetents.
    3. Dean posted on 04/28/2014 01:07 PM
      @Laura My guess is Bob is either behaving that way intentionally to make people angry, or is a member of a public sector union. Nobody else benefits from supporting Wynne and the Liberals.

      Although really, the unions won't benefit either once she makes it too expensive for any business to operate in Ontario and bankrupts all the taxpayers that those unions leech off of for their salaries. But looters like them tend not to think that far ahead.
    4. bob posted on 04/28/2014 03:20 PM
      @Dean sorry to disappoint you Dean. i'm not union.
      that's right Dean keep on supporting the greedy capitalists and their fight to bring wages to the bottom. that's exactly what we need more wage gap between people
      it will be Detroit act 2.
      you must love unregulated corrupt bankers and wall street crooks taking advantage of people. you must get turned on by a financial meltdown that almost brought down the states.
      Dean we more rich exploiting the poor. that's exactly what we need in this country. kill off the lower class even more
    5. Dean posted on 04/28/2014 05:39 PM
      @bob Alright, now I'm certain that you're being obtuse on purpose. Detroit is what happens when unions get everything they want. They just continued to demand and demand until it was no longer profitable for anyone to operate in Detroit, and now it's a wasteland being reclaimed by the trees.
  2. Frankie posted on 04/28/2014 12:46 PM
    Bob Rae must be relieved that his NDP gov't is no longer the worst in Ontario history. I don't bother listening to Wynne or any Liberal minister as there is nothing they say that is truthful.

    They're liars, incompetent, and IMO crooked!

    Therefore I'm not surprised the numbers were faked.
  3. Karl Burgin posted on 04/28/2014 12:49 PM
    Headlines:
    Tories claim Liberals misled public with fake deficit numbers

    Three responses:
    1.> What's new
    2.> I'm not surprised
    3.> Wynne didn't know about it
  4. Brief and to the Point posted on 04/28/2014 02:54 PM
    Vic Fideli again?
    He's almost as annoying as Tim Hudak (although he reads better from the script).
    Won't someone please steal their road maps so they can't find their way back home?

    Cons, please provide a substantive alternative other than the gazillion jobs plan and the BWAA ... BWAA ... BWAA ... !!
    1. arthur posted on 04/28/2014 03:10 PM
      @Brief and to the Point haven't you heard? Tim's plan for transit is the million jobs he creates these people will pay through their taxes. the future employed people.
      it's like me walking in to Loblaws and saying i'll pay for these groceries when i get a job.
      Fideli, Macloudmouth they're all the same. Tim's lap dogs
    2. M.F. posted on 04/28/2014 09:08 PM
      @arthur What is wrong with you guys?? It's the Province of Ontario!! NOT the Province of Toronto!
      I'd rather have a plan for a million jobs than a plan to subsidize HYDRO for the working poor who can't afford to turn the lights on in their homes!!!!
      Like it or not, the last 11 years of Liberal debauchery will cost generations and if it isn't stopped there will be 2 working classes, Government workers and Walmart workers - the self employed and manufacturers will be all but history in this province!
      As it stands now there is more of an industry in tearing down derelict manufacturing buildings than there is in manufacturing!!!
      You have billions wasted on wind and solar with a bunch of migrant half tanked workers - many from the US - slumming from town to town destroying this province and you guys still p!ss and moan about the Conservatives?
      The LIEberals are caught with their pants down and a hand in the cookie jar on a daily basis as another wasteful scandal or glaring example of mismanaging tax dollars is revealed....
      Wynne better watch her P's & Q's or she'll get another stern letter from Horwath before she props up this embarrassing excuse for a government yet again...
      You need to pull your head our from your arse - your brain is starving for oxygen!!
    3. M.F. posted on 04/28/2014 09:08 PM
      @arthur What is wrong with you guys?? It's the Province of Ontario!! NOT the Province of Toronto!
      I'd rather have a plan for a million jobs than a plan to subsidize HYDRO for the working poor who can't afford to turn the lights on in their homes!!!!
      Like it or not, the last 11 years of Liberal debauchery will cost generations and if it isn't stopped there will be 2 working classes, Government workers and Walmart workers - the self employed and manufacturers will be all but history in this province!
      As it stands now there is more of an industry in tearing down derelict manufacturing buildings than there is in manufacturing!!!
      You have billions wasted on wind and solar with a bunch of migrant half tanked workers - many from the US - slumming from town to town destroying this province and you guys still p!ss and moan about the Conservatives?
      The LIEberals are caught with their pants down and a hand in the cookie jar on a daily basis as another wasteful scandal or glaring example of mismanaging tax dollars is revealed....
      Wynne better watch her P's & Q's or she'll get another stern letter from Horwath before she props up this embarrassing excuse for a government yet again...
      You need to pull your head our from your arse - your brain is starving for oxygen!!
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