This report analyzes Ontario Public Sector employment and compensation. The report provides an overview of public sector employment in Ontario, discusses upcoming collective bargaining negotiations and the application of wage restraint under Bill 124, projects provincial spending on employee compensation over the next five years, and discusses three key risks to this projection: inflation, the court challenge to Bill 124 and staffing shortages.
This report examines how changes in extreme rainfall, extreme heat and freeze-thaw cycles will impact the long-term costs of maintaining public transportation infrastructure in a state of good repair.
This report analyzes the impact in 2019-20 of Ontario families’ contributions to provincial government revenues and the benefits they received from provincial government spending. Using 2019-20 as a representative year, the report estimates how many families were net beneficiaries from provincial government revenue collection and spending, and how many were net contributors.
This report provides a comparison of Ontario government revenue, program spending, budget balance, net debt, and interest expense with other provinces based on Statistics Canada’s Government Finance Statistics, focusing on results from the 2020-21 fiscal year.
This report provides a projection of Ontario’s economy and fiscal position through 2050. The report assesses Ontario’s long-term fiscal sustainability, discusses factors that will affect the government’s program expenditures and revenue performance, and provides details on the FAO’s economic outlook including analysis of underlying demographic trends over the projection period.