Balancing this year’s provincial budget is an election move according to Timmins-James Bay MPP Gilles Bisson.

The provincial liberals have promised healthcare, education, and hydro boosts for Ontarians, as well as balancing the budget for the next three years.

Bisson says the funding boosts sound great on the surface, but it seems like a ploy to secure a spot in the next election.

Bisson says if this wasn’t an election year, most of these announcements would not have been made.

Bisson says most of the announcements will be rolled out over the next few years, after the provincial election.

(Written By: Mackenzie Read)