Ontario 2013-14 budget deficit estimated to be C$11.3 bln

TORONTO, April 3 Thu Apr 3, 2014 12:49pm EDT

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TORONTO, April 3 (Reuters) - Ontario's budget deficit was estimated to be C$11.3 billion in 2013-14, smaller than the minority Liberal government's target of C$11.7 billion, the province's finance minister Charles Sousa said on Thursday.

Sousa had last updated the government's deficit projections in November, saying at the time he expected to balance the budget of Canada's most populous province by 2017-18. (Reporting by Cameron French, writing by Leah Schnurr; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama)

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