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Welcome to Budget 2017

Ontario is building for the future. By embracing new opportunities and transforming public services, the government is meeting the needs of a growing population through investments in hospitals, schools, public transit and roads.

The province's balanced budget is about more than just the bottom line number. It's about finding new ways to help you and your family.

Budget in Brief

Read the 2017 Budget in Brief

Read about the Ontario Budget

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 Budget Talks

Thank you for submitting and voting on ideas to make everyday life easier for people in Ontario. We received 19,229 votes cast by 6,774 people.

Find out which projects we will be implementing

Path to a Balanced Budget

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Balancing the budget means more funding for the programs and services people rely on the most.


Helping You and Your Family

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Strengthening public services that matter most, including providing 100,000 more children with child care and free prescription drug coverage for children and youth.


Strengthening Health Care

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Transforming the health care system — so patients and their families get the right care when and where they need it.


Improving Education

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Continuing to build a strong education system that sets students up for success with smaller class sizes, new and renovated schools and more financial assistance for higher education.


Creating Opportunity and Security

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Helping people acquire the skills they need to find a good job, businesses to grow and prosper and communities to thrive.


Infrastructure and Housing

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Investing in public infrastructure and increasing access to affordable housing to grow the economy and ensure a high quality of life.