Budget dominates legislature debate

James McLeod
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Dwight Ball. — Telegram file photo

The provincial budget dominated debate in the House of Assembly as MHAs returned from Easter Break today.

Liberal Leader Dwight Ball immediately launched into questions about the government's sweeping cuts to court resources in the justice department, only to reverse some of those cuts a few weeks later.

Ball argued that Justice Minister Darin King had not listened to people working in the system before they made the cuts.

Ball argued that the government should reverse some more cuts; he accused Premier Kathy Dunderdale of having "grossly mismanaged" the budget.

The NDP also went after the government aggressively on budget issues.

NDP Leader Lorraine Michael pressed the government for more detail on a mystery sum of $90 million, but Dunderdale wouldn't say what it'll be spent on.



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  • Tony
    April 15, 2013 - 20:33

    What is required to have this government step down? I am serious, does anyone out there in Canada know what the procedure is the knock this current government off its thrown? This government has wasted tax dollars along with every penny earned in revenues from oil in this province. I would like to know if anyone has any idea what the procedure is to get the ball rolling in over throwing this government and at the same time removing 24 seats from the House of Assembly and look at finally since Confederation working on a government that can give our province a chance. Every single government since Confederation has been there for themselves along with their pensions and nothing else.

  • Henry
    April 15, 2013 - 15:38

    Come on Dunderdale What,s the $90,000.000.00 for? This is taxpayors money and we want to know.