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News posted in October, 2016. Clear Filter
After Tax Hikes, Are Liberals Ready to Say Equalization?

Keith Hutchings, Finance Critic for the Official Opposition, said, "After we have been asking the Ball government to challenge the federal government on our province's share of equalization over the past 12 months, the Finance Minister during the fiscal update ‎acknowledged the unfairness of an equalization program that will give Quebec $10 billion this fiscal year, which allows their budget to have a $2.2 billion surplus while our province tries to cope with a $1.6 billion deficit. My question continues to be: why won't her leader, Premier Ball, demand we get the assistance we deserve out of a national program?

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Lack of Inspectors May Jeopardize Safety

David Brazil, ‎Education Critic for the Official Opposition, said, "With eight school buses taken off the road for failing safety inspections in recent weeks, parents are concerned for their children's safety, knowing that there are only enough inspectors to randomly inspect about 30 per cent of the buses on the road.

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ADM Layoffs: What Else Are They Not Telling Us?

Paul Davis, Leader of the Official Opposition, said, “With news that 15 Assistant Deputy Ministers are being laid off today, it is disturbing and disrespectful that the Minister of Finance made no reference to it today during the fall fiscal update. It is also disturbing if this was slated to happen on a day when the Premier was scheduled to be outside the province and unavailable for face-to-face interviews.”

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Fall Fiscal Update: Another Missed Opportunity

Keith Hutchings, Finance Critic for the Official Opposition, said, "The Finance Minister's fall fiscal and economic update was another missed opportunity to lay out a comprehensive long-term plan for responsible fiscal management and strong economic growth for Newfoundland and Labrador. After burning up one quarter of the Liberal government's ‎2015 four-year mandate, the Minister proved today that their party was never ready to govern and is kicking the can down the road for seven years to bring the province back to surplus.

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Opposition Applauds Aboriginal Leaders for Getting Premier Engaged

Paul Davis, Leader of the Official Opposition, is applauding the leaders the Innu Nation, the Nunatsiavut Government and the NunatuKavut Community Council and the people they represent “for finally getting Premier Ball engaged in their concerns and involved in the management of Muskrat Falls, a project he has neglected throughout his first year in office.

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Is Ball Trying to Shut Down Muskrat Falls?

Paul Davis, Leader of the Official Opposition, said, "The Ball Liberals have failed to deliver proper management of the Muskrat Falls project, and their lack of engagement has led to unrest in Labrador and chaos with the project. It’s time for Dwight Ball to come clean with the people of Newfoundland and Labrador and indicate his true intentions with respect to Muskrat Falls.

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