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News posted in March, 2017. Clear Filter
Equalization Paying for Other Provinces' Tax Cuts

Keith Hutchings, Finance Critic for the Official Opposition, said, “The national Equalization program will pay for surpluses, tax cuts and spending increases in other provinces while Newfoundlanders and Labradorians are buried under exorbitant taxes and service cuts because the Ball Liberals refuse to fight their Liberal friends for fairness.”

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Liberals Vote Down Summit on Inclusive Education

David Brazil, Education Critic for the Official Opposition, brought a private member’s resolution to the House of Assembly on March 29 calling for a summit to discuss the challenges of inclusive education and constructive solutions with all stakeholders in education. Brazil said, “It is absolutely shocking that the Ball Liberals voted down the opportunity that teachers, parents and students are crying out for – to have the challenges of inclusive education addressed publicly so the things that are not working are clearly identified and effective solutions are clearly identified."

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Throne Speech: No Plan for Growth, No Focus on People

Paul Davis, Leader of the Official Opposition, says, “The Ball government’s latest Throne Speech – two years into their term – is a missed opportunity that spends most of its time looking backward instead of laying the foundation for growth with a solid economic plan that includes tax relief for overtaxed Newfoundlanders and Labradorians.”

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Premier’s “Report Card” Ignores Needs of the People

Paul Davis, Leader of the Official Opposition, says, “The Premier’s self-congratulatory ‘report card’ on his flimsy ‘way forward’ document is really just an exercise in trying to divert people’s attention from the Liberals’ failure to address the real needs of Newfoundlanders and Labradorians and grow our battered economy.”

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Federal Budget Ignores NL's Needs

Keith Hutchings, Finance Critic for the Official Opposition, said, "The Government of Canada's latest Budget proves that the quiet diplomacy of the Ball Liberals with Ottawa is not delivering the results that Newfoundland and Labrador needs. The latest federal Budget acknowledges those needs and then goes about ignoring them."

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Ball Fails to Deliver Fisheries Fund

Kevin Parsons, Fisheries Critic for the Official Opposition, said, “The Ball Liberals have failed to deliver on Prime Minister Trudeau’s written commitment to provide Newfoundland and Labrador with a 70 per cent share of a $400 million Fisheries Investment Fund, which would amount to a federal investment of $280 million specifically for Newfoundland and Labrador.”

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