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Tuesday, February 4, 2014

NDP Leader Says Alward Govt's Budget Priorities Skewed

The provincial NDP Leader says the Alward Government has its budget priorities all wrong. 

While Dominic Cardy is glad to hear they'll be holding the line on new, large capital projects, he tells CHSJ News huge amounts of money are being wasted on programs that don't benefit New Brunswickers and there's a lack of investment in those that are needed. 

He says cutting money from Education and Early Childhood Development at the same time as you're putting more money into corporate welfare programs just doesn't make any sense.

While he wasn't surprised by anything in the new budget, Cardy says one thing worth noting is that while Premier David Alward made his commitment to shale gas very clear during his State Of The Province address, there wasn't anything in the budget about how that will change our financial outlook.

It's predicted the budget will be balanced by the year 2017-2018, but Cardy says he doesn't think that's going to happen with this government.