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Is Doug Ford cutting Ontario to the bone? Or is this what voters signed up for?

Last Updated Apr 29, 2019 at 11:17 am EDT

Ontario Premier Doug Ford gives remarks at a car dealership in Toronto, on Monday, April 1, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Christopher Katsarov

Is Doug Ford cutting Ontario to the bone? Or is this what voters signed up for? There has been news of cuts to various services, ministries and program funding nearly every single day since the Ford’s PC government dropped the Ontario budget two weeks ago, and the list is staggering to contemplate.

For some people, this is the end of the world. And to be fair to them, the sorts of services that are at risk here-like education, environmental protection and public health-do seem fairly critical. But to be fair to Ford’s government, they won a decisive mandate to find savings and balance the budget of a province in debt. So are they just doing what they promised? Or have they gone beyond what voters expected them to do?

GUEST: Fatima Syed, Investigative Reporter, National Observer

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