How much money is be­ing spent?

Ottawa Citizen - - OPINION -

Re: Ama­zon fever could de­mand deep pock­ets, Sept. 14; Don’t ex­pect fair­ness from Wynne govern­ment, Sept. 14.

David Reevely writes, “the pro­vin­cial govern­ment’s ‘jobs and pros­per­ity fund,’ its main sub­sidy tool, only has $270 mil­lion a year of tax­payer cash to dole out.” Yet Ran­dall Den­ley writes that “On­tario gives away about $5 bil­lion a year to busi­nesses.”

Ottawa Cit­i­zen read­ers would like a clearer in­di­ca­tion of just how much those On­tario sub­si­dies to­tal. The 20-fold dis­crep­ancy be­tween these two con­trib­u­tors is un­sat­is­fac­tory. Don Phillip­son, Carls­bad Springs, Ont.

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