Ford government to freeze MPP salaries after balancing budget

Ford government to freeze MPP salaries after balancing budget

Ontario’s Finance Minister will introduce legislation to prevent MPPs from receiving a hefty raise next year, after the government announced a surprise budget surplus and a “temporary” elimination of the deficit. The Ford government unveiled a $2.1-billion budget surplus for the 2021-22 fiscal year as the province benefited from inflation driving up the cost of goods and services, delivering higher tax revenues to the government’s coffers. Read more: Ontario records surplus in last fiscal year and a drop in education …