Vladimir Putin

Laughren, The Hon. Floyd

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Keeping promises and sticking to the plan. Reducing the deficit and getting Ontario back to work. No increase of taxes. Cutting payroll taxes to create 12,000 jobs in Ontario. Clearing the way for better access to capital. Cutting red tape, adopting new technology, and getting rid of paperwork and bureaucracy. The paying-off of efforts. Indicators of a move in the right direction. The decrease in the provincial deficit. Spending cuts. A discussion of the budget and Ontario's economic situation continues under the following headings: Economic growth accelerates; Doing our part; Managing spending; Strategic investment. Some concluding remarks review the facts given under the preceding discussion. Keeping sight of strategic goals. Investing in jobs, people, and in the vital assets that Ontario needs to be stronger, more competitive and more productive in the new global economy.