You can tax all the people some of the time and some of the people all the time, but you cannot tax all the people all the time…Vic Fedeli is a master number-cruncher. More importantly, he’s able to sift through the budget gobbledygook.
Vic Fedeli revealed the details of an LCBO Request for Proposal during Question Period Monday as he quizzed Ontario Finance Minister Charles Sousa.
One week after Finance Minister Charles Sousa tabled his 2016-17 budget, which forecast the deficit being eliminated in 2017-18, the Financial Accountability Office (FAO) predicted red ink could soon flow again.
MPP Vic Fedeli (Nipissing) noted “last week’s budget confirmed the government is using one-time revenues and contingency funds to make the deficit appear smaller.”
The elimination of the $30 Drive Clean fee grabbed the headlines from Thursday’s Ontario budget, but the fiscal plan also contained increases in virtually every other government service fee, including vehicle registration.
But Vic Fedeli said the government is desperate for cash, and is making life more expensive for almost everyone by planning to increase service fees every year.
“When you’re into that, you’re really down into the couch digging for nickels and dimes,” Fedeli said Friday.
Ontario has driven down its deficit to $4.3-billion, but the fiscal good news hinges on economic circumstances beyond the province’s control, extra financial help from the federal government and a one-time cash injection from privatizing Hydro One.
Vic Fedeli argued that this is a false paradise. Once the sale of Hydro One is finished, or if global economic circumstances change, Ontario could find itself with a growing deficit, he said.
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Launched in North Bay, then made into a private member’s bill by MPP Vic Fedeli, patch-for-patch started rolling out in London last fall. Pharmacies in Strathroy and St. Thomas have been on board for nearly a year, and since last fall, auxiliary police have been visiting London pharmacies to educate staff on the program.