This report introduces the Costing Climate Change Impacts on Public Infrastructure project, which provides projections of the long-term costs that certain climate change hazards will impose on Ontario’s provincial and municipal infrastructure budgets. The report outlines the context and methodology, describes the climate hazards included in the project, and discusses the projections of these hazards to public infrastructure. Results will be published in three sector reports for buildings, transportation, and water infrastructure.
This report estimates the impacts of changes in extreme rainfall, extreme heat and freeze-thaw cycles on the long-term costs of maintaining public buildings in a state of good repair. The report shows that these climate hazards will materially increase the cost of maintaining public buildings in Ontario, and the future severity of climate change will have a direct impact on provincial and municipal infrastructure budgets.
This report examines how home energy spending differs across household income levels and regions in Ontario. The report also discusses how the benefits from provincial programs that subsidize the cost of electricity are distributed to Ontario households by income level and region.
This report provides an updated summary of the measures implemented in Ontario by the Government of Ontario and the Government of Canada in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The report also provides information on the sources of funding for provincial measures and estimates the timing of provincial spending.
This report provides information on spending by the Province through the end of the 2020-21 fiscal year (March 31, 2021), including changes to the 2020-21 spending plan, unaudited spending results, an updated budget deficit projection, and the year-end status of the Province’s three unallocated funds.
This report summarizes Peter Weltman’s activities during his third year in office to support his mandate of providing all MPPs of the Legislative Assembly with relevant, authoritative, and timely information on the financial impact of government policies, and particularly the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on these policies.