Doug Ford orders public sector hiring freeze

Doug Ford orders public sector hiring freeze

Essential frontline staff, including those in policing and fire services, exempt

TORONTO — Ontario’s incoming premier has put the public service under a hiring freeze as part of a series of measures meant to limit spending as he re-examines the province’s books, raising concerns among some government workers.

A spokesman for Doug Ford said the Progressive Conservative leader has also directed government ministries to cancel “subscription-based services” and to restrict out-of-province travel.

“The people of Ontario work hard for their money and they expect their tax dollars to go to the services we all depend on,” Simon Jefferies said in a statement.

 

Doug Ford orders public sector hiring freeze

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