Canada: Ontario government moving more services online, changing procurement process

23 Oct 19: Ontario will move more government services online, redesign the way it makes bulk purchases, and sell off office space and land as part of its efforts to rein in a multibillion-dollar deficit, the province’s treasury board president said Wednesday. Peter Bethlenfalvy unveiled the “Smart Initiative” strategy during a speech in downtown Toronto, stressing that the province — with a projected $10.3-billion deficit this year –must build a system that is modern and fiscally sustainable.