Ford government poised to cut watchdog posts for children, environment: sources

Posted In: News Date:Nov 15th, 2018

Ontario Finance Minister Vic Fedeli is poised to eliminate at least two provincial watchdog positions on Thursday as the government of Premier Doug Ford launches its cost-cutting drive, CBC News has learned.

Fedeli is scheduled to deliver the fall economic statement, the first budget document under Ford, on Thursday afternoon. It will unveil the PCs' short-term plans for spending restraint in the face of what Fedeli says is a $15-billion deficit inherited from the previous Liberal government.