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Ontario spending up over a billion in fiscal update


Ontario's fall fiscal update shows a government trying to undo the damage caused by a year of cuts. The fall economic statement boosts spending by $1.3 billion — largely due to a reversal of cuts to programs and services that were included in the spring budget. The shift comes as the Progressive Conservatives are attempting to adopt a new tone following a tumultuous first year-and-a-half in power. Ontario's deficit is now expected to be $9 billion for this fiscal year, down from the $10.3-billion projection in the budget. (The Canadian Press)