Ontario Premier says that the provincial goverrnment will "dramatically shift gears from reinvesting in public services to more business-friendly goals of pushing economic growth and competitiveness."
Back in December, Hugh Mackenzie of the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives noted that "Thanks to the Harris governments' tax cuts, Ontario's annual fiscal capacity is now $16 billion lower, even after taking into account the additional revenue raised by Ontario's health premium. The impact of that foregone revenue on the constrained political choices currently faced by Ontario is profound."
McGuinty is clearly starting to position the 2009 Ontario Budget. What should be the priorities for a progressive response? Where is it most important to hold the government's feet to the fire?