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Tuesday, May 31, 2016

May 31, 2016

 

For Immediate Release

 

Liberals Ignore People, Vote to Pass Budget Full of Bad Choices No One Wants

 

“Liberal Members voted in unison on Tuesday to pass a Budget that has already cost the province its credit rating and will smother the economy, kill jobs, cut students’ education, close libraries, throw seniors out of nursing home beds, raise taxes and fees, impose a levy, and enact a host of other measures that will leave Newfoundlanders and Labradorians worse off,” said Keith Hutchings, Opposition Finance Critic.

 

“This is not the Budget Liberals promised or people wanted, but even though their unwillingness to listen and their inability to plan or make sound choices has stirred up a level of public outrage not witnessed in decades, they simply don’t care,” said Hutchings.

 

“The Liberals refused to acknowledge the alternative choices that would have made a huge difference, like delaying the start of full-day Kindergarten, taking a progressive approach to taxation, shifting the contingency fund to meet clearly identified needs, and demanding that Ottawa fulfil its constitutional obligations to equalize our revenues that have been hit hard by falling oil prices,” said Hutchings.

 

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Heather MacLean,

 

Director of Communications,

 

Office of the Official Opposition,

 

(709) 729 6105,

 

heathermaclean@gov.nl.ca

 

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