$54 million cut from schools – and new funding hasn’t restored what was lost, even as enrolment climbs.
Over $33 million cut in 2017, and budget 2018 does nothing to reverse those cuts. Result: fewer scholarships, no tuition tax credit, less student aid, and two years of steep tuition hikes.
People struggling with housing
The 2018 budget marks the end of the rental supplement that helps low-income and disabled people find decent homes.
People outside cities
STC eliminated, particularly hurting seniors, farmers, rural and Indigenous people, and anyone else who needs the bus.
Workers providing public services
Hundreds of workers fired. Collateral damage: everyone who relies on public services. More job cuts to come, the fall-out from provincial cuts to schools, health care, and cities.
Fees hiked for about half the province’s long-term care residents.
Anyone who lives in a city
$32 million cut from cities. Effect: tax hikes, and cuts in services, like buses, parks and rinks.
Families & communities
$70 million compensation claw back from public-sector workers.
People living with disabilities
People living with disabilities will receive $750,000 cut to transit funding.
People with hearing impairments
Hearing Aid Plan eliminated.
Kids with special needs
Day cares lose funding for staff who care for children with special needs. Education funding cuts mean loss of supports, like educational assistants and speech therapists in schools.