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July 1 Triggers Liberal Tax Increases

Keith Hutchings, Opposition Finance Critic, said, “July 1 will be another financial hit to people in Newfoundland and Labrador when a number of the Liberal tax increases come into effect. The short-sighted choices that Premier Ball and his Liberal administration inflicted in Budget 2016 will drive up the cost of living for every resident in Newfoundland and Labrador while dramatically reducing consumer spending at a time when most needed. The cumulative effect of the 2016 Budget measures is too much too soon.‎"

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Tribute to Hazel Newhook

Paul Davis, Leader of the Official Opposition, today expressed condolences to the family and friends of former PC MHA Hazel Newhook.

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Liberal 200-Day Report Card Straight F's

Paul Davis, Leader of the Official Opposition, said tomorrow, June 30, marks the Ball government’s 200th day in office, and the report card on their first 200 days is showing nothing but F’s across the board.

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Kent Faults Cuts to Coverage for Blood Glucose Test Strips

Steve Kent, PC MHA for Mount Pearl North, said, “Cuts to test strip coverage for people with diabetes and pre-diabetes in Newfoundland and Labrador will save money at the expense of people’s health and lead to greater consequences and costs in terms of chronic disease in the long run.”

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Is Government Committed to Vale's Community Development Projects?

Keith Hutchings, Natural Resources Critic for the Official Opposition, wants to know if the Ball government remains committed to proceeding with four community development initiatives financed by Vale in 2015 with a total value of $30 million.

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Premier Ball Supports Empty Platitudes from Canadian Finance Minister Morneau

Keith Hutchings, Finance Critic for the Official Opposition, said, "It is absolutely unacceptable that the Ball Liberals weren't able to get anything but platitudes from federal Finance Minister Bill Morneau on his recent visit to Newfoundland and Labrador."

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