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WATCH: Premier vows to table same budget with no service cuts

Newstalk 1010 sat down with Kathleen Wynne

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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  1. Lyn Ne posted on 06/18/2014 02:31 PM
    So does this mean all the corner stores that jacked cigarette prices 50 cents/20 pack when she FIRST tabled the budget will get to jack them again when she tables it for a second time? My bet is yes, they will!
    1. This Is What You Wanted posted on 06/18/2014 02:51 PM
      @Lyn Ne Taxes or not taxes. Expensive or not. Maybe there is an opportunity to quit instead of looking for excuses.
  2. This Is What You Wanted posted on 06/18/2014 02:40 PM
    All services need to be cut. Healthcare and Education should be 'cut loose' from the claws of socialism. All parties are guilty of sustaining this social model that is not sustainable.
    Start with education. Sell off all the assets including school properties and equipment. Pay off the deficiit and give the rest BACK to the taxpayers.
    U as a taxpayer can decide what private school to send your OWN kids to.
    No more paying for the unwed mother of 5 down the street. You had em, you provide for em.
    Healthcare should all be private too. Our dental is and it seems to function fine.
    OHIP should be scraped and private take over. You choose what coverage you get and God forbid, go out and WORK (a word some people will have to look up), to pay for it.

    Very simple.
    1. Mike posted on 06/18/2014 03:20 PM
      @This Is What You Wanted by reading your silly uneducated comments i guess privatizing health care means only when others need to use it you don't want your taxes going to it, it should be private but when you need it your if you have senior parents or young children and need long term health then others need to pay (Ohip) not you am i correct? one serious sickness and it's bye bye house and bank accopunt
      you sound like a pouting :( provincial conservative voter. yes? there there it will be all ok don't worry. we know you're not serious just spouting off. feel better?
    2. Bob posted on 06/18/2014 04:40 PM
      @This Is What You Wanted pretty simple to many!
      you're an idiot conservative voter who will never learn
  3. Ernie posted on 06/18/2014 09:42 PM
    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 - Translation - people will loose their jobs in order to save money!

    Wynne says the budget she will table in the coming weeks will be the same as the one May 1st with no new spending - Translation - but possibly new taxes

    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. - Translation - You don't expect me to live up to commitments I made during the election 2 weeks ago do you?

    She says she's not "imposing a regime" on hospitals but will speak to them about what they can do moving forward - Translation - it would be nice I they just listened to Grandma - and gave people what they wanted
  4. Angry Bill posted on 06/19/2014 01:19 PM
    So long, paycheque. It was nice knowing you.
  5. john posted on 06/23/2014 12:21 PM
    man she is so full of it i can smell it form here ! man that stinks .
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