There does not appear to be the same degree of polemics associated with the Drummond Report presumably because it was generated by an independent consultant not unlike the Simpson-Bowles commission in the USA. Unlike Simpson-Bowles, however, the Drummond Report reads more like a libertarian screed and I cannot help but see a very strong conservative, libertarian ideology animating the findings.
While there is no doubt the Western global economy is facing severe challenges, I do not think Draconian measures need to be introduced. Such measures will only serve to destabilize the public. Better, to think long term over the next 10 - 20 years with a combination of cuts and taxation increases. As it is, Drummond's proposal seeks a balanced budget by 2017 which I do not think is necessary to ensure financial stability. As long as debt is being paid and spending is controlled, Ontario should be able to grow and maintain.
Health care is a major expense and with an aging population, strategies are going to have to be developed to address home care, increase in prescription drugs and other medical procedures. I completely agree with some of the health care strategic directions and a move away from hospital based to community care.