Vladimir Putin

Laughren, The Hon. Floyd

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A joint meeting of The Empire Club of Canada and The Canadian Club of Toronto. What a budget is. Priorities of the 1992 budget for Ontario. Three top priorities: supporting jobs; maintaining essential public services; and controlling the deficit. The budget in a larger context. Some statistics of success. Budget initiatives: immediate and long-term needs; the needs of individuals and of communities; the need to invest in the economy and to control spending. Details of the budget, with goals and dollar figures. A highlight of tax changes in the budget. Principles that will guide the design of a corporate minimum tax. Personal income tax changes. Government and industry working together to build competitive fundamentals. Investing in Ontario's infrastructure. The Ontario Investment Fund. The 1992 Ontario Budget as an action plan.