Brian Lewis was the top economist at Ontario's Ministry of Finance from 2015 to 2022. Before then, he served nearly 30 years in senior positions across the provincial government. His time in the civil service spanned Liberal, NDP and Conservative governments.
So who better to discuss the fall economic statement and Ontario's fiscal future with?
No one. That's who.
We touch on the Ford government's evolving approach to provincial finances, what the fall economic statement tells us about the economy, and what to expect with the new Ontario Infrastructure Bank.