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  • Ontario Passes Legislation to Protect a Sustainable Public Sector for Future Generations

    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.

    News Release | Treasury Board Secretariat

  • Ontario Strengthening the Sustainability of Provincial Agencies

    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.

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  • Ontario Launches Building Smarter Government Initiative

    Ontario is 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. 

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  • Ontario Launches Consultations on New Public Sector Benefits Pooling Model

    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.

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  • Ontario Releases 2018-19 Public Accounts

    Today, Ontario's government released the 2018-19 Public Accounts, reinforcing the government's ongoing work to restore sustainability to the province's finances. 

    News Release | Treasury Board Secretariat

  • Ontario Government Saves Taxpayer Dollars Through Year-End Expenditure Management and Ending March Madness Spending

    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.

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  • Ontario puts an end to the use of taxpayer dollars for tickets to events featuring politicians

    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.

    News Release | Treasury Board Secretariat

  • Ontario Government Taking a Flexible, Fair and Reasonable Approach to Managing Public Sector Compensation

    Today, Peter Bethlenfalvy, President of the Treasury Board, introduced legislation that would enable the government to manage public sector compensation growth. If passed, the legislation would allow for reasonable wage increases, while protecting the province's front-line services, restoring the province's financial position and respecting taxpayer dollars.

    News Release | Treasury Board Secretariat

  • Ontario Government Protecting What Matters Most

    TORONTO — Today, Peter Bethlenfalvy, President of the Treasury Board, tabled the annual estimates in the provincial legislature, highlighting the government's commitment to restore financial sustainability and protect what matters most to Ontarians.

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  • Minister Peter Bethlenfalvy's Remarks at the Canadian Club

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    Today, I will talk about the challenges our government inherited, and I'll share with you an important announcement about how we intend to address these challenges through cooperation and consultation.

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  • Ensuring Sustainable Public Sector Wages to Protect Front-Line Services

    Ontario's government is working for the people to restore transparency, accountability and sustainability to the province's public finances — all while preserving the critical front-line services on which people depend.  

    News Release | Treasury Board Secretariat

  • 2018 Ontario Public Sector Salary Disclosure Reveals Unsustainable Trend Across the Public Sector

    Toronto— Ontario's Government is working for the people by releasing the salaries of Ontario Public Service and broader public sector employees who were paid $100,000 or more in 2018. Proactively releasing information on public sector salaries is part of the government's commitment to being open and accountable to taxpayers.

    News Release | Treasury Board Secretariat

  • Government Saving the People of Ontario a Billion Dollars Annually

    TORONTO— Ontario's Government is working for the people by making it easier and more efficient to deliver services and do business with the province. By finding savings for the taxpayer, the government is protecting education, health care and all the vital services the people of Ontario rely on.

    News Release | Treasury Board Secretariat

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