A Strong Ontario for a Stronger Canada
No group identifies more closely with Canada than Ontarians. We’re proud Canadians, and proud to contribute to the well-being of other Canadians. Our government’s plan is to strengthen Ontario’s economy by investing in the education, skills, health and prosperity of our people.
All of these investments contribute to a stronger economy for Ontario — and for Canada. When Ontario succeeds, we all succeed. But our ability to make those vital investments is compromised by the increasing gap between the services we want to provide — the services Ontarians need and deserve — and the services we can afford to provide.
The $23 Billion Gap
In 2004-05, the federal government collected $23 billion more in revenue from Ontario than it returned to the province in spending.
That gap has grown so much over the last 10 years — from $2 billion to $23 billion — it now compromises our ability to invest in Ontario’s future prosperity — the prosperity our country depends on.
This $23 billion gap is compromising Ontario’s ability invest in the things Ontarians need most — infrastructure, training, immigration and health care.
We’re not asking for special treatment. We’re asking for the federal government to narrow the gap between what Ontarians send to Ottawa and the services they get in return.
We’re asking for Ontario’s fair share — because a strong Ontario means a stronger Canada.