July 19, 2024
We want less spending, but no cuts
Spending’s easy. Restraint’s hard.
Spending’s easy. Restraint’s hard.

An Ipsos poll last week that showed the Ontario Liberals, Progressive Conservatives and NDP statistically tied in popular support had another interesting finding.

It’s that most Ontarians agree with Premier Doug Ford that, given the state of the province’s finances, government spending must be reduced.

It’s just that most of us don’t want anything actually cut.

The poll found 52% of Ontarians surveyed supported cuts to public spending, with 48% opposed.

But when people were asked what they would cut, there wasn’t one example provided where the number in favour was higher than those opposed. Not one.