Ontario’s Financial Accountability Office (FAO) provides the Legislative Assembly of Ontario with independent analysis on the state of the Province's finances and trends in the provincial economy, and on bills and other proposals to support the Assembly’s performance of its constitutional responsibility. 
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  • Jan 10, 2017

    This report analyzes how the Province plans to achieve the health sector expense targets in the 2016 Ontario Budget, and investigates whether the low health sector expense growth rate required to achieve the targets is sustainable after 2018-19. As part of the analysis, the report reviews how the Province slowed the growth rate of health sector expense starting in 2012-13.

  • Nov 23, 2016

    This report analyzes the fiscal impact of cap and trade, i.e. how cap and trade will impact the Province’s projected surplus/deficit. Under cap and trade, the Province would sell allowances to emit greenhouse gases. It would then spend the funds raised on initiatives to further reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

  • Nov 3, 2016

    This report provides an updated Economic and Fiscal Outlook for Ontario based on developments since the release of the FAO’s spring outlook on May 18, 2016.

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