11 billion dollars. That’s my sunshine calculation: 111,400 people in Ontario x (earning at least) $100,000.
That’s about the size of our current provincial deficit.
That’s about 8% of total program spending.
It is a significant number.
I’m thinking there’s 30% room for improvement. That’s $3 billion for tax relief, deficit reduction, and / or program spending improvements.
What really put this number in perspective for me is the local (Stouffville) count. 42. FORTY TWO! 22 are firefighters according to this story on yorkregion.com. 2 are the top bureaucrats for Stouffville. And the rest?