The 2016 provincial budget will be unveiled Thursday at Queen’s Park.
Finance Minister Charles Sousa will deliver the fiscal plan, aimed at helping the province achieve it’s aim of eliminating the $7.5-billion deficit by 2017-18.
It marks the ninth consecutive deficit budget the province has seen, with Ontario’s net debt expected to surpass $300 billion.
The budget will also contain more details about the province’s cap-and-trade plan to curb greenhouse gas emissions, following the revelation on Wednesday by Kathleen Wynne, that consumers will see an increase of about 4.3 cents on a litre on gas and about five dollars more per month on residential natural gas as a result of the plan.
The plan to allow the sale of wine in some grocery stores and the government’s strategy to combat violence against indigenous women will also be outlined in more detail.