• Report of the Commission on the Reform of Ontario’s Public Services: Recommendations on the Reform of Ontario’s Electricity Sector
  • February 29, 2012
  • Law Firm: Borden Ladner Gervais LLP - Toronto Office
  • On February 15th, 2012 Donald Drummond, the Chair of the Commission on the Reform of Ontario’s Public Services (the “Commission”), released the report entitled Public Services for Ontarians: A Path to Sustainability and Excellence (“Drummond Report”). The Drummond Report is divided into 20 chapters and contains 362 recommendations for making Ontario’s public services economically sustainable over the long term and to balance the Ontario budget by 2017-2018. The recommendations argue for finding the most cost effective government services for money spent and reducing annual expenditures in key areas out to 2017-2018. For example, health care spending (the largest single expenditure at just over 40% of government revenues) should be reduced from about 5% annual growth to 2.5%. The Drummond Report recommendations are expected to influence the 2012-2013 Ontario Budget which will be presented this March.