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WATCH: Sousa questions Ford's budget criticism
The finance minister says Ford wants money for transit expansion
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Ontario's finance minister scoffs at criticism of his budget by Toronto mayor Rob Ford.

Ford issued a written statement the day after the budget was tabled. While acknowledging the province is helping to pay for transit expansion in the city, Ford stated the Liberals are spending too much for a government dealing with a high debt and deficit.

Charles Sousa wonders why Ford is making that statement.

"He's asking for more money," Sousa said on Tuesday.

Sousa stressed there's $15 billion set aside in this budget for GTHA transit expansion.

He says the province wants to improve not only people's commutes but also help businesses transport products without having to deal with as much traffic.

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Ontario's finance minister scoffs at criticism of his budget by Toronto mayor Rob Ford.

Ford issued a written statement the day after the budget was tabled. While acknowledging the province is helping to pay for transit expansion in the city, Ford stated the Liberals are spending too much for a government dealing with a high debt and deficit.

Charles Sousa wonders why Ford is making that statement.

"He's asking for more money," Sousa said on Tuesday.

Sousa stressed there's $15 billion set aside in this budget for GTHA transit expansion.

He says the province wants to improve not only people's commutes but also help businesses transport products without having to deal with as much traffic.

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