Opening Ontario's Books

It's Budget Day in Ontario. The Agenda examines the cuts, the costs and the compromises in Finance Minister Charles Sousa's first budget.

Charles Sousa: The 2013 Ontario Budget

Ontario Finance Minister Charles Sousa tells Steve Paikin why he thinks his first budget is right for the province.

Ontario's Minister of Finance

Time for an Ontario Election?

The Ontario Liberals need the support of either the PCs or the NDP to pass the 2013 Ontario budget. What do the opposition finance critics think of the budget? Ontario PC MPP Peter Shurman, NDP MPP Michael Prue and Green Party of Ontario finance critic Kevin O'Donnell tell Steve Paikin if this budget is worth supporting.

NDP Candidate, Beaches - East York
Fmr. Finance Critic, Ontario PC Party
Deputy Leader, Green Party of Ontario

Fiscal Planning, Political Calculus

A new premier, a $9.8-billion deficit, and a minority government. Is Ontario headed for an election? Martin Regg Cohn of the Toronto Star and Scott Stinson of the National Post discuss the events of budget day with Steve Paikin.

Queen's Park Columnist, Toronto Star
Columnist, National Post