Date Set for Ontario Budget

Ontario's next budget will be released April 11th.

The Finance Minister says the the Ford Conservative's first budget will show a path to balance.

The government is working to eliminate a $13.5-billion deficit, but it has not said how long it plans to take to get there.

Fedeli won't say if it will happen within the government's four-year mandate but says the budget will emphasize long-term fiscal sustainability and will protect hospitals, schools and other vital public services.

Opposition politicians have accused the Tories of inflating the deficit so they can justify cuts to programs and services.


— With files from The Canadian Press