TORONTO — Ontario is continuing to restore trust and accountability to government by releasing the salaries of Ontario Public Service and Broader Public Sector employees who were paid $100,000 or more in 2019, in accordance with the Public Sector Salary Disclosure Act, 1996.
TORONTO — The Ontario government is listening to businesses across the province as it develops a smarter procurement system that will save taxpayer money, drive back office efficiencies and help small and medium-sized businesses tap into new opportunities in government procurement.
TORONTO — Ontario is delivering on its commitment to build smarter government through the creation of an Office of the Comptroller General. The office will be tasked with identifying and mitigating potential financial and policy risks before they take hold, protecting taxpayer dollars in the process.
TORONTO — The Ontario government continues to deliver on its commitment to create a culture that respects taxpayer dollars and spends smarter by saving over $25 million on travel, meals and hospitality, ensuring that government spending is directed to core programs and services.
The Government of Ontario is helping non-profits, municipalities and other service providers focus more time on delivering programs and services that matter to the people of Ontario by simplifying how they receive government funding.
TORONTO — Today, the Ontario government reinforced its commitment to making sure Ontario can invest in vital services while prudently restoring the province's fiscal health by passing the Protecting a Sustainable Public Sector for Future Generations Act, 2019. The legislation enables the government to manage public sector compensation growth in a fair and reasonable way, respecting taxpayers' dollars, while protecting front-line services.
TORONTO — The government has completed a review of 191 provincial agencies to improve services, fix inefficiencies and take a smarter approach to spending taxpayer dollars. The review was led by the Agency Review Task Force, and resulted in a number of recommendations being made to either dissolve, merge, improve or maintain provincial agencies.
embarking on a variety of large-scale transformative projects, called Smart
Initiatives, to better spend taxpayer dollars and protect the sustainability
of public services.
Speaking at the Economic Club of Canada, President of the Treasury Board Peter
Bethlenfalvy announced the plan to build smarter government and ensure it is
modern, cost-effective and responsive to the needs of the people of Ontario.
The Ontario government is working with the
broader public sector to manage compensation growth in a fair, reasonable and
sustainable way by consulting on a new benefits pooling model for broader
public sector (BPS) participants.
Thanks to the province's Audit and Accountability Fund, all 39 municipalities and three school boards eligible for funding will be conducting independent reviews to find efficiencies, save taxpayer dollars and focus spending on vital programs and services that Ontarians rely on every day.
TORONTO — Today, Peter Bethlenfalvy, President of the Treasury Board, announced that Ontario's government has saved taxpayers $153 million through year-end expenditure management measures and by taking new measures to curb March Madness spending, which governments sometimes see at the end of the fiscal year as ministries attempt to spend the remainder of their budgets.
TORONTO — The government of Ontario is implementing
new accountability measures for how taxpayer dollars are being spent. New amendments
to the Financial Administration Act
prohibit ministries, provincial agencies and the two hydro entities (Ontario
Power Generation and the Independent Electricity System Operator) from paying
to attend or sponsor events where a politician is the main speaker. These
changes are part of the government's commitment to strengthen accountability
for how public money is spent in Ontario.