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WATCH: Premier vows to table same budget with no service cuts
Newstalk 1010 sat down with Kathleen Wynne
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Kathleen Wynne vows your services won't be affected despite beefed up spending trickling off after this fiscal year or a potential tanking credit rating.

Wynne sat down with Newstalk 1010 nearly a week after being re-elected as Premier.

When asked about tax increases to help pay down the deficit by 2017-18, she wouldn't deny the possibility, only pointing to ways the province will save money.

Wynne stresses Ontario will find savings by adjusting programs. She says things like moving people from acute care beds to homecare will not only mean "better service" but she says it also costs less.

Earlier in the week, economists told Newstalk 1010 that if the province's credit rating was lowered, it would mean higher interest rates on government loans, which would in turn affect the amount of money Ontario has to spend on services.

She says she's leaving that decision up to credit rating agencies.

Wynne says the budget she will table in the coming weeks will be the same as the one May 1st with no new spending.

As for incorporating some election promises into the budget, such as capping hospital parking fees for frequent visitors, Wynne softened her tone on the commitment.

She says she's not "imposing a regime" on hospitals but will speak to them about what they can do moving forward.

The legislature will return on July 2nd.






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Kathleen Wynne vows your services won't be affected despite beefed up spending trickling off after this fiscal year or a potential tanking credit rating.

Wynne sat down with Newstalk 1010 nearly a week after being re-elected as Premier.

When asked about tax increases to help pay down the deficit by 2017-18, she wouldn't deny the possibility, only pointing to ways the province will save money.

Wynne stresses Ontario will find savings by adjusting programs. She says things like moving people from acute care beds to homecare will not only mean "better service" but she says it also costs less.

Earlier in the week, economists told Newstalk 1010 that if the province's credit rating was lowered, it would mean higher interest rates on government loans, which would in turn affect the amount of money Ontario has to spend on services.

She says she's leaving that decision up to credit rating agencies.

Wynne says the budget she will table in the coming weeks will be the same as the one May 1st with no new spending.

As for incorporating some election promises into the budget, such as capping hospital parking fees for frequent visitors, Wynne softened her tone on the commitment.

She says she's not "imposing a regime" on hospitals but will speak to them about what they can do moving forward.

The legislature will return on July 2nd.






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