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Miller Disappointed Liberals Mis-stated Deficit

Posted: 2018-09-24 07:55:48 By: hbr

Norm Miller, MPP for Parry Sound-Muskoka, says he is sad to learn that the previous government actually left a deficit of $15 billion. The government says this figure comes from the Independent Financial Commission of Inquiry’s report into the accounting practices of the previous Liberal government which was released on Friday.

As well, the government released the Public Accounts of Ontario for 2017-18, which showed that contrary to claims of a balanced budget, Ontario actually ran a $3.7 billion deficit in 2017-18.

Miller  says "the Auditor General gave the 2017/18 Public Accounts a ‘clean opinion'.   I found it very disturbing when last year she told us the Province’s Public Accounts were not a fair and accurate reflection of our finances.”

“The people of Ontario can count on their government to protect our province’s public finances and deliver on our promise to restore accountability and trust in government,” he said.