Wonder what the provincial government is responsible for? Here are some fast facts:
Health care: Taking care of the health of Ontarians makes up the biggest chunk of the budget pie, making up more than a third of government spending. This includes OHIP, home care, long-term care, hospitals, and the Ontario Drug Program, which covers the costs of prescription medications for seniors and youth.
Education: The next biggest line item; the government spends $40.9 billion on education — everything from Early Years up to student financial assistance for post-secondary programs, and grants to colleges and universities. The lion’s share, $24.3 billion, is dedicated to student learning in elementary and secondary programs.
Transportation: The province is…