2019 Ontario Budget

Published on April 11, 2019

MPP Fullerton comments on a plan “protecting what matters most”

April 11, 2019 -- Finance Minister Vic Fedeli today at Queen’s Park delivered the 2019 Ontario Budget, containing absolutely no new tax increases, while providing $26 billion over six years in relief for individuals, families, and businesses.

“The budget 2019 focuses on protecting what matters most – our world-class health care and education systems. We need to make sure (add local example) is protected for generations to come,” said Merrilee Fullerton, MPP for Kanata-Carleton.

“This budget provide the Government with a blueprint to building a sustainable future, while protecting critical frontline services,” says Fullerton.

The 2019 Ontario Budget is a comprehensive and sustainable plan that balances the budget in five years, stimulates job creation, and protects critical public services that people rely on every day. With this plan, the Province is ensuring value for money and targeting spending to frontline services, while eliminating the deficit.

The signature initiative of the budget is the proposed Childcare Access and Relief from Expenses (CARE) tax credit. The CARE tax credit would be one of the most flexible child care initiatives ever introduced in Ontario, putting parents at the centre of the decision-making process. CARE would help low- and middle-income families with up to 75% of their eligible child care costs per year, including those for daycares, home-based care, and camps. 

Another key item in the budget is dental care for low-income seniors. At least two-thirds of low-income seniors do not have access to dental care – and many end up in our emergency rooms as a result. The government is investing $90 million starting at the end of summer 2019 to establish this new program to help Ontario’s low-income seniors.

To learn more about the 2019 Ontario Budget, visit www.Ontario.ca/Budget

Media Contact for Merrilee Fullerton, MPP:

Tiffany Lepack                           613-599-3000

Constituency Assistant            merrilee.fullerton@pc.ola.org