Mr. Clement said departments are being asked to develop two proposals for cabinet to consider: one that involves a 5-per-cent cut and another for a 10-per-cent cut. The focus of the cuts can include all operating expenses, including wages, salaries, professional services contracts, grants and contributions, plus payments to Crown corporations.Yes, you guessed right...tax increases! Of the user fee variety.
“We are encouraging departments to develop a full range of options in areas such as administrative and program efficiencies, business consolidation and user fees,” he said. “Some of this may require legislative or machinery changes.”
Just noting the hypocrisy. Lots more to come in the next few years.