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Looks Like I Better Get My Eyes Checked: Ontario Budget News

Discussion in 'TRIBE Main Forum' started by Bernnie Federko, May 18, 2004.

  1. janiecakes

    janiecakes TRIBE Member

    be nice, he's got a pacemaker
  2. SJN

    SJN TRIBE Member

    see my post 2 pages back.....many people already think it likely that employers will be pressured (or in some cases obligated by existing language in CBAs) to reimburse the premiums to employees
  3. Chris

    Chris Well-Known TRIBEr

    Thanks for the heads-up, we shall see.
  4. AdRiaN

    AdRiaN TRIBE Member


    The Canadian Health and Social Transfer (CHST) for Ontario was $6.6 billion in 1994-95. The payment declined every year to 1998-98 and fell to a low of $3.6 billion. In 2003-04, CHST payments were $7.5 billion, representing an increase of $0.9 billion from 1994-95 levels.


    All of this information is readily available to the public through the Ministry of Finance website.
  5. 416

    416 TRIBE Member

    That's funny, the source I checked said that Ontario's CHST for 2002-2003 was 13.7 Billion. What do you suppose might account for this disaparity?
  6. Soundstream

    Soundstream TRIBE Member

    The graph that AdRiaN posted is a delta.

    Cheers ... Ian :)
  7. AdRiaN

    AdRiaN TRIBE Member

    That number is wrong. Plain and simple. Click the link below to view Ontario's Public Accounts for 2002-03. Schedule I (Revenues) clearly shows a CHST payment of $7,537 million for the fiscal year.


    Total payments from the Government of Canada were $8,894 million ... so there is no way $13.7 billion can be anywhere close to accurate.
  8. 416

    416 TRIBE Member

    Or maybe the Ontario government didn't include an important part of the CHST in their funny little report/graph?
  9. Bernnie Federko

    Bernnie Federko TRIBE Member

    Who really cares that the graph sez a little more gas was put into Health Care's engine? The point is there's not enough money in Health Care to maintain (let alone increase and improve) the current levels.
  10. Vote Quimby

    Vote Quimby TRIBE Member

  11. Bernnie Federko

    Bernnie Federko TRIBE Member

    I'd also like to say this can be connected with the previous discussion on this board about how Ontario pays way more in taxes than we get back, and the same goes for the GTA in general. Transfer payments are building roads in Saskatchewan & Mantioba, but are leaving OHIP dangerously underfunded.
  12. 416

    416 TRIBE Member

    Oh stop being such a pussy, we've got lots of cash for everyone.
  13. Bernnie Federko

    Bernnie Federko TRIBE Member

  14. 416

    416 TRIBE Member

    Well I do, your broke ass might not. You should get a weekend job, perhaps 40 hours of work per day isn't enough time for someone like you to generate sufficient resources. Try upping your hours to 50 or 60 and see how that works.
  15. Bernnie Federko

    Bernnie Federko TRIBE Member

    I'm broke? Ha ha. "Generate Sufficient Resources", ha ha. I've enough "resources". Champion Diss, guy. See, I thought you were talking about how the province "has enough money for everyone". But I suppose if you wanted to be a bitch you could use your definition of "we". I don't care.
  16. Evil Dynovac

    Evil Dynovac TRIBE Member

  17. Bernnie Federko

    Bernnie Federko TRIBE Member

    416 was styled and then flipped.
  18. moose-meat

    moose-meat TRIBE Member

    If you think the budget was scary , just wait and see what the Liberals do with the " lack of power " issue in this province.
    On the other hand , it is a fairly ugly complex issue , so I suspect they will do nothing until after the next blackout.
  19. 416

    416 TRIBE Member

  20. 416

    416 TRIBE Member

    I don't know what that means.
  21. Stan

    Stan TRIBE Member

    I thought only lawyers working for the Government were able to work 40 hours a day?
  22. Bernnie Federko

    Bernnie Federko TRIBE Member

    You failed to adequately respond to the graph posted by Adrian, then tried to step to me. Hence the term's "styled" and "flipped" used to describe how you were rebuked and then began going against Berrnie "3rd Person Singular" Federko.

    Next question.
  23. Hal-9000

    Hal-9000 TRIBE Member

    He's offering a bouffant.
  24. 416

    416 TRIBE Member

    If you're running that low on material, I'm sure you could do a search on my user ID and find a post where I used "your" where I should have used "you're".

    Happy hunting.
  25. 416

    416 TRIBE Member

    I disagree.

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