The provincial government says it will release its 2020 budget this coming Thursday, Nov. 5.
Premier Doug Ford's government announced today that the report will focus on protecting the health and safety of the people during the COVID-19 pandemic.
In a press release issued this afternoon, Finance Minister Rod Phillips stated, "The budget I will be introducing on Thursday, November 5 will provide a three-year outlook that will build on our government's $30 billion response to COVID-19. We will get back on the traditional budget calendar with another multi-year update by the end of March 2021 that will outline a plan to return Ontario to a fiscally sustainable path."
Premier Doug Ford is slated to make an announcement at 1 p.m. at Queen's Park today.
Today's announcement comes after the government said it is willing to take "swift action" to curb the record number of COVID-19 cases. On Sunday, Ontario reported over 1,000 cases for the first time.
It is anticipated that Durham and Halton regions are also expected to learn today whether they will be forced to revert to a modified Stage 2.
Ford will be joined by Christine Elliott, Deputy Premier and Minister of Health, and Rod Phillips, Minister of Finance, to make the announcement.
Village Media will carry the livestream, so stay tuned.