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Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Final Budget Consultation to be Held Tonight

With less than two months before the Graham Government hands down its budget, the last of five pre-budget consultation meetings takes place tonight in Fredericton. Finance Minister Greg Byrne and Post Secondary Education, Training and Labour Minister Donald Arsenault will be on hand. Both were in Saint John last week and Minister Byrne tells CHSJ News, it's important to take the public consultations to rural areas to find out how the public wants to deal with the upcoming budget.

As of right now the province is looking at a $741 million dollar deficit for the 2010-2011 budget. Tonight’s meeting gets started at seven o’clock.