McGuinty Government To Table Its Fourth Budget On March 22

    Budget Will Build On Four-Year Plan That Focuses On Ontarians' Priorities

    TORONTO, March 1 /CNW/ - Ontario Finance Minister Greg Sorbara will
deliver the 2007 Ontario Budget on March 22, 2007.
    "Our fourth Budget will build on our plan to restore the province's
financial health, while making investments in the areas that matter most to
Ontarians," said Sorbara. "As with previous Budgets, our overall goal will be
to strengthen Ontario's economic fundamentals."
    The 2007 Budget will be delivered in the Ontario legislature at
approximately 4 pm on March 22, 2007. Details and registration information for
the media lockup will be available shortly.
    Copies of the Budget speech and technical papers will be available for
download for free from the ministry's web site shortly after the Minister's
speech. They will also be available at Publications Ontario.
    In 2004, in its first Budget, the McGuinty government announced a
comprehensive, four-year plan to transform health care and make major
investments in education. The centrepiece of the 2005 Budget was the historic
$6.2-billion Reaching Higher initiative, the largest multiyear investment in
postsecondary education and training in 40 years. The 2006 Budget announced a
$1.2-billion investment in Move Ontario to support public transit and provide
funding for roads and bridges.
    All three McGuinty government Budgets have focused on reducing the
deficit while meeting the needs of Ontarians.
    "We're going to continue to manage the provinces finances prudently,
particularly in this period of more moderate economic growth," Sorbara said.

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For further information: Mike Arbour, Minister's Office, (416) 325-4138;
Scott Blodgett, Ministry of Finance, (416) 325-0324

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