BUDGET BY THE NUMBERS
Ontario’s debt in 2010, equivalent to roughly $16,700 for ever y person in the province
Amount Ontario is expecting to receive in equalization payments from the federal government
Savings from a public-sector wage freeze
Annual additional cost to province (in debt ser vicing) for each one-point rise in interest rates
Cost of opening 20,000 new spaces in colleges and universities this September
Net jobs lost since the province entered recession in July 2008
Higher-than-expected revenue from the LCBO, which has been mentioned in privatization talks.
Number of years it will take the government to eliminate the $21.3-billion deficit, the largest in Ontario’s histor y.
Projected percentage GDP growth in 2010 after two years of decline.
Average hospital funding increase in 2010-11.