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News posted in November, 2015. Clear Filter
Liberals’ Plan for Economic Growth Defies Logic

Academics and journalists alike who have taken time to examine these numbers have questioned the validity of the Liberals. proposed return on investment.

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Davis Questions Liberals’ Proposed Sale of Public Assets

The Liberal Party plans to generate $200 million dollars by selling public assets, facilities that are owned by the people of Newfoundland and Labrador. To produce this kind of return, larger ticket facilities and entities, such as Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro and Newfoundland Labrador Liquor Corporation, would have to be considered.

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Liberals’ Plan Not Fiscally Credible

The Liberal Party plans to cut $400 million in public spending, in addition to cancelling the current attrition plan, which was designed to save $300 million. Combined, that leaves a shortfall of $700 million, for which they would need to account. This significant reduction in public spending would have to result in job cuts and/or wage rollbacks.

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Responses to Questions from the CFIB

The Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) asked Premier Davis a series of questions; here are our responses

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Ball says he would cut public-service jobs through attrition

(from The Telegram) - Liberal Leader Dwight Ball now says he is open to shrinking the size of the public service through attrition, but he insisted in an interview that attrition doesn’t contradict a Liberal Party promise that there would be no job losses in the public service....

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It's magic

(from The Telegram) - It was a supposed breakdown of the Liberal’s projected savings and revenue from 2019-2020. One small sliver is attributed to consultant cuts. A modest slice will come from selling government properties. The remaining 86.6 per cent? Magic. That’s right. Magic. Because nothing else can explain the bizarre expenditure/revenue sheet the Liberals released this weekend....

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