Ottawa Citizen

BUDGET BY THE NUMBERS

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$238.4 B

Ontario’s debt in 2010, equivalent to roughly $16,700 for ever y person in the province

$972 M

Amount Ontario is expecting to receive in equalizati­on payments from the federal government

$750 M

Savings from a public-sector wage freeze

$480 M

Annual additional cost to province (in debt ser vicing) for each one-point rise in interest rates

$310 M

Cost of opening 20,000 new spaces in colleges and universiti­es this September

158,000

Net jobs lost since the province entered recession in July 2008

$93 M

Higher-than-expected revenue from the LCBO, which has been mentioned in privatizat­ion talks.

8

Number of years it will take the government to eliminate the $21.3-billion deficit, the largest in Ontario’s histor y.

2.7

Projected percentage GDP growth in 2010 after two years of decline.

1.5%

Average hospital funding increase in 2010-11.

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