Overview:The Ministry of Finance performs a variety of roles, all focused on supporting a strong economic, fiscal and investment climate for Ontario, while ensuring accountability with respect to the use of public funds.
As a central agency within the government, the ministry:
•provides key fiscal, taxation and economic policy advice and support to the Minister of Finance, Cabinet and the Premier;
•reports on the province’s economic and fiscal plans and results to the public;
•prepares the provincial Budget and a mid-year fiscal and economic update (Fall Economic Statement); and
•promotes the principles of modern controllership within the Ontario Public Service and accountability for the use of public funds in all Ontario public sector institutions, including universities, hospitals and school boards.