Ontario's main political parties are charting new courses forward today, with one heading into a second term with an even stronger mandate than before and two others searching for new leaders.
The document, set to serve as the Tory platform during a campaign expected to kick off next week, has the party projecting Ontario will be $19.9 billion in the red this year.
Mask mandates remain in place in Ontario, but businesses like gyms, cinemas and restaurants no longer need to check patrons' vaccination status as of Tuesday.
New measures include reducing capacity limits in essential retail stores and shutting down non-essential construction sites.
New provincial budget tabled Wednesday projects Ontario will run a deficit of $26.2 billion next year and $18.7 billion in 2023-24.
The Ontario government announced Sunday that it was drafting legislation to ban employers from requiring sick notes for those in self-isolation or quarantine