For generations, Mr. Speaker, governments have used budgets
as a means to address the most pressing issues of the day and
to lay out a course for our future.
Over our history, we have used budgets to protect our people
from the effects of economic recessions, to build up our
infrastructure here at home, to create jobs, and to secure a
So, Mr. Speaker, this Budget, like all budgets before it,
is more than just a report on government finances.
It is a statement about where we want to go next, about
what we will do next —together — as Ontarians, to build
a stronger province.