看着真是闹心之Highlights of the 2016 Ontario budget

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- A $133.9-billion spending plan with a $4.3 billion deficit – the provincial debt is $296.1 billion.

- Gasoline prices to increase 4.3 cents per litre next year as part of the new cap-and-trade program to curb greenhouse gas emissions.

- Natural gas rates to rise 3.3 cents per cubic metre — the equivalent of $5 on a homeowners monthly heating bill.

- $1.9 billion in new revenue from the carbon-pricing scheme with all proceeds going toward fighting climate change.

- Free university and college tuition for families with an annual household income of less than $50,000. Read more

- More than half of students from families making $83,000 or less a year will get grants that will exceed their tuition.

- Tax increase of $3 a carton of 200 cigarettes with future tobacco hikes indexed to inflation.

- Wine taxes will be raised by an average of 10 cents a bottle as part of the expansion of sales in supermarkets.

- Scraps the little-used tax credit designed to encourage seniors to renovate their homes so they can stay in them longer.

- Axes the children’s activity tax credit, which gave families an average of $70 for sports, arts, and cultural programs for their kids.

- Eliminates the $30 Drive Clean fee for emissions testing vehicles. Read more

- Enhances hospital funding for the first time in five years — a $345-million hike.

- Free shingles vaccinations for seniors between 65 and 70, saving them $170. Read more

- Boosts the annual deductible rate for better off seniors on public drug benefits to $170 from $100 while another 170,000 low-income seniors will pay less for prescription medications.

- A $25-a-month increase for singles on Ontario Works and a 1.5 per cent rate hike for others relying upon Ontario Works and the Ontario Disability Support Program
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2016-2-25 -05:00
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