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2016-17 Annual Report

The FAO’s 2016-17 annual report describes the FAO’s activities in support of the Legislative Assembly’s performance of its constitutional functions, especially financial scrutiny, and discusses the FAO’s improved access to government information.

Economic and Fiscal Outlook Spring 2017

The FAO’s Economic and Fiscal Outlook provides an assessment of Ontario’s current economic outlook and the state of the provincial government’s finances.

An Assessment of the Fiscal Impact of the Province’s Fair Hydro Plan

This report analyzes the impact of Ontario’s Fair Hydro Plan on electricity ratepayers and Provincial finances over the next 29 years. Overall, the FAO estimates that Ontario’s Fair Hydro Plan will cost the Province $45 billion and provide $24 billion in savings to electricity ratepayers - for a total net cost to Ontarians of $21 billion.

Ontario Health Sector: Expense Trends and Medium-Term Outlook Analysis

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.

Cap and Trade: An Assessment of the Fiscal Impact of Cap and Trade

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.

Economic and Fiscal Outlook - Update, Fall 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.

2016 Annual Report

The FAO’s 2015-16 annual report describes the FAO’s activities during the office’s first full year of work and examines the unexpected challenges the FAO has faced in accessing information. 

Economic and Fiscal Outlook Spring 2016

The FAO’s Economic and Fiscal Outlook is released each spring and fall, providing an assessment of Ontario’s medium-term economic and fiscal outlook.

An Assessment of Ontario’s Medium-term Economic and Fiscal Outlook

This report is the FAO’s first review of the current economic outlook and the state of the provincial government’s finances.

An Assessment of the Financial Impact of the Partial Sale of Hydro One

The report looks at a number of key questions surrounding the partial sale of Hydro One, such as how much the Province can expect in proceeds, and the sale’s impact on the province’s budget and net debt.