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TRILLIUM TALK: A closer look at the Ford government's 'unsexy' budget

Every Sunday morning, one of our legislative reporters from The Trillium provides an inside look at the week that was in Ontario politics — and the week ahead

Welcome back to Trillium Talk, your must-see briefing from Village Media’s team of journalists at the Ontario Legislature. 

Every Sunday, Scott Sexsmith sits down with one of our staffers at The Trillium to talk about the week that was at Queen's Park — and the week ahead.

Joining us today is reporter Jack Hauen, who was knee-deep in "unsexy" budget documents this week. He breaks down some of the Ford government's spending plans for the upcoming year, including a lot more money for primary care, a new medical school in Vaughan — and a deficit just shy of $10-billion.

He also weighs in on the latest column from Ontario's former auditor general Bonnie Lysyk, who now writes for The Trillium.

Did you miss last week's Trillium Talk? You can find all our past episodes HERE.

Launched last year by Village Media, the company that operates this local website, The Trillium is a comprehensive news and information source devoted exclusively to insider coverage of Ontario politics.

Passionate and plugged inThe Trillium delivers the major political headlines of the day while unpacking complex policy changes and digging deeper into key issues that impact every Ontarian. Our dogged journalists also keep a close watch on legislative debates, question period, public appointments, lobbying activity and regulatory proposals.

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