Facebook Pixel


Broken Budget Promises Proves Government Can’t Be Trusted: Fedeli

March 8, 2018

QUEEN’S PARK – Today Official Opposition Leader and Nipissing MPP Vic Fedeli took the Wynne government to task for its most recent of a long line of broken promises – its plan to run an up to $8 billion deficit in the upcoming budget.

Fedeli read a number of quotes from Finance Minister Charles Sousa and the Ontario government where the people of Ontario were assured that the budget would be balanced for years to come.

  • “We’re looking at a balanced budget in this coming budget…next year as well, and the year after that.” – Charles Sousa
  • “I will confirm that we are on track to deliver balanced budgets for the next two years as well.” – Charles Sousa
  • “We have outperformed and as a result we’re coming to balance next year and the year after that.” – Charles Sousa
  • “The government is continuing to project a balanced budget in 2017–18 and ongoing balance in 2018–19 and 2019–20.” – Fall Economic Statement, November, 2017
  • “Not only are we presenting a balanced budget this year; we are on track for balanced budgets in 2018–19 and 2019–20.” – Ontario Budget, 2017 “


None of that was correct. This was the opposite of truth, spread by a government willing to say anything to cling to power,” said Fedeli.

“After two years of promising a balanced budget, how does the Finance Minister have any credibility left with the people of Ontario?”

Stay in Touch with Vic

Sign up for email updates to get the latest news from Queen's Park.

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.