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The COVID-19 pandemic continues to take a heavy toll on Ontario, the province’s finance minister said Wednesday, as he announced the government has nearly doubled its deficit projection to $38.5 billion in just three months.

We need more investment and support to help Ontario continue to manage and to rebound out of this crisis,” the union’s Ontario president Fred Hahn said. “Because spending saves lives. What the pandemic has taught us is that we need more collective resources, not less.”

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