Ford government unveils its first budget

Watch live as Finance Minister Vic Fedeli rises in the legislature to formally table the Ontario government's 2019 budget.

Ontario's Progressive Conservative government says province facing $13.5B deficit

Vic Fedeli, Ontario Minister of Finance tables the government's Fall Economic Statement for 2018-2019 at Queen's Park in Toronto on Thursday, November 15, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press)

UPDATE: This is a developing story. The Doug Ford government issued its first budget Thursday with few surprises and no major spending cuts. You can find all of the highlights here:

Ontario's Progressive Conservative government unveiled its much-anticipated budget on Thursday afternoon.

Finance Minister Vic Fedeli has spent months warning voters that "the road ahead will not always be easy" as the Ford government looks to claw back a $13.5-billion deficit.

Fedeli has been adamant that his government's first budget will outline how it plans to find a path back to balance. He rose in the legislature to formally table the province's 2019 budget.


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