In the latest effort to cut spending, Doug Ford introduced a pay cap in the public sector, affecting over 1 million Ontario workers. The legislation, if passed would see a total freeze to wages for all public sector workers in Ontario, including teachers, crown corporations, doctors and nurses, among others.\nAccording to the Treasury Board President Peter Bethlenfalvy, the new pay cap would "reflect the fiscal situation of the province." Currently, the situation is that Doug Ford and the government is trying to eliminate an $11 billion budget deficit.\nIn order to get this deficit down, the government has been introducing a lot of cuts, such as getting rid of free tuition grants for students, completely restructuring autism funding, increasing class sizes, and other cuts to the environment and health care.\nNow, the latest effort to save some money seems to be at the expense of public sector workers in this province, who could see their income essentially frozen at its current level. While the legislation wouldn't eliminate potential raises altogether, it would limit them to only 1% increases within a three-year time frame.\nFor example, if you make $40,000 annually you would only be able to get a raise of $400 over a three year period.\nView this post on Instagram Stopped by Mount Sinai Hospital with Minister @celliottability to show our appreciation for all of their incredible frontline healthcare staff. Our government will continue to invest in our public healthcare system to better support patients and their families. A post shared by Doug Ford (@fordnationdougford) on May 8, 2019 at 5:16pm PDT\nAs for who is affected by this possible change, the Globe and Mail reports that over 1 million employees in Ontario would be hit with this pay cap.\nPublic Sector employees in this province include teachers, professors, school boards, and university administrators, doctors, nurses, and hospital staff, Ontario power and hydro workers, and any government-funded agencies.\nThe bill is called the Protecting a Sustainable Public Sector for Future Generations Act and was just introduced by the Conservative government today. That means the pay cap hasn't officially been mandated yet. The government plans to hold consultations about this plan over the summer.