TORONTO May 1 Ontario's minority Liberal
government unveiled a budget on Thursday projecting a
larger-than-forecast 2014-15 deficit but it was not clear
whether it would get enough opposition support to pass and avoid
a snap election for premier Kathleen Wynne.
Ontario will run a deficit of C$12.5 billion ($11.39
billion) in the 2014-15 fiscal year as it aims to return to a
balanced budget by 2017-18, according to the budget presented by
Finance Minister Charles Sousa on Thursday.
With just 48 seats in the 107-seat Ontario legislature,
Wynne's Liberals need the support of at least one opposition
party to pass the budget and avert an automatic election.
($1 = 1.0976 Canadian Dollars)
(Reporting by Leah Schnurr and Cameron French; Editing by James
Dalgleish; Editing by James Dalgleish)