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A joint meeting of The Empire Club of Canada and The Canadian Club of Toronto.
The budget as a collective process. The budget being well received. What the speaker liked best about the budget. A budget that truly reflects the values of the people of this province. Education and health care. Some figures. Valuing the role of government in helping those who live on the edge, in poverty, with very meagre means. Dollars into the developmental-services sector. Presenting a balanced budget. Strengthening the economy. Working to eliminate the capital tax in Ontario. Transforming the property tax assessment system. The impact of the budget on the city of Toronto. New investments in the Ontario Arts Council and the Ontario Trillium Foundation. Launching Luminato. An initiative to deal with climate change. Much more to do but entering a new era of economic strength.