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Ontario Budgets

Ontario's budgets have an impact across the province, and serve as financial roadmaps for the province for the year. Budgets are used to set government spending priorities based on research, consultation and expert analysis. Ontario's first public budget was the speech of the Honorable EB Wood, delivered on December 15, 1868 and printed for distribution in 1869. Public access to Ontario's budgets ensures transparency, financial accountability of the government and emphasizes the fact that the annual budget is more than a matter of numbers - the budget deals with how the government works to improve people's lives.

Click on the links below to find out more, and to view the digitized publications.

 book icon 2002-2016
book icon 1987-2001
book icon 1972-1986
book icon 1954-1971
book icon 1938-1953
book icon 1923-1937
book icon 1908-1922
book icon 1893-1907

Please note, Ontario budgets 1990 and later are also available on the website Budget: past editions section. In some cases, additional supporting contextual resources will also be included with the historical budgets.

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