5 promises for seniors in 2018 Ontario budget

CP                       Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne launched a direct attack against newly elected Progressive Conservative Leader Doug Ford

Ontario's Liberal government says it plans to offer free child care for thousands of preschoolers across the province starting in 2020, a promise that comes as it faces a looming spring election.

Finance Minister Charles Sousa formally presented the budget on Wednesday, but Premier Kathleen Wynne announced the new programs earlier last week.

"Doug Ford wants to take a bulldozer to a province that has worked so hard to get to this place", she said in a speech at the Economic Club of Canada. Arguing that he claims to care for the province's future while "promising to rip up our plans to fight climate change".

She said she's also happy to see the child care program in the budget, as the inability to afford daycare keeps a lot of low-income Ontarians out of work or unable to attend school.

The new budget pumps money into a variety of sectors, including child care, health care, and support for seniors.

Lucas Oleniuk via Getty Images Ontario PC leader Doug Ford makes his way through the halls of Queen's Park to a party caucus meeting on March 20, 2018 in Toronto.

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The Kathleen Wynne Liberals have chose to go big in hopes voters won't send them home in June's election. "He's one of them".

"That doesn't cover people who are in need of true dental care and that ends up putting more stress on the hospital system".

Interest on debt is forecast to rise to C$12.5 billion in 2018-19 from an estimate of almost C$12 billion in 2017-18, while the Canadian dollar borrowing target will be maintained at about two-thirds of total borrowing, the province said. He has repeatedly said he wants to wrest power back from the "elites" and has lambasted the Liberals for their spending. Do you know how many families we could help for a billion a month?

Ford did not speak to reporters Thursday to respond to Wynne's attacks, with Tory legislator Vic Fedeli pushing back at the premier's attacks instead.

"I think Quebec's yields will continue to be below Ontario for quite some time", said Sebastien Lavoie, chief economist at Laurentian Bank.

Wynne said the announcement, made the day before the government tables its final budget ahead of the June election, is estimated to save families $17,000 a year.

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