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- Budget has many of the things that the NDP asked for, including $295 million over two years for youth employment and a pledged to reduce auto insurance premiums by 15%
- NDP Leader Andrea Horwath has reserved judgement on the budget and says she will “talk to Ontarians” before deciding
- The PCs do not support the budget, sight unseen, saying “we’re rejecting a government and not a budget”
- With no NDP and PC support, the government will fall
TORONTO — Kathleen Wynne’s fledgling government packed its budget with proposals designed to woo the NDP, but kingmaker Andrea Horwath says she will “talk to Ontarians” before deciding whether to topple the Liberal minority government.
The Liberals did meet many of her party’s specific demands, the NDP leader told reporters Thursday. However, the 314-page budget lacks accountability and cost-saving measures at a time when Ontarians’ trust in their provincial government has been flagging due to the gas plant scandals and prorogation, she said.