Poll indicates strong opposition to Newfoundland budget

James McLeod
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Carol Furlong, president of the Newfoundland and Labrador Association of Public and Private Employees, and Bert Blundon, secretary-treasurer, speak to reporters at a news conference this morning. — Photo by Keith Gosse/The Telegram

The province's largest public sector union, unveiled polling data this morning which indicates sweeping opposition to the provincial budget.

In the poll, 71 per cent of people polled oppose the budget, and 84 per cent of people said the government didn't do proper consultations.

Carol Furlong, president of the Newfoundland and Labrador Association of Public and Private Employees (NAPE),  said the government's budget cuts are misguided, and that Premier Kathy Dunderdale should revisit the budget decisions made in the past few months.

"It's how the people are feeling," Furlong said. "There should be a review."



Organizations: Newfoundland and Labrador Association of Public and Private Employees

Geographic location: Newfoundland

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  • Henry
    May 16, 2013 - 11:53

    Kathy Dunderdale states she does not govern according to polls despite what the public feels we have to suck it up and except what her government does. So much for democracy. We get a vote every 4 years and that's it. Newfoundlanders own this province not Kathy Dunderdale or any particular party. Our opinions do count and we should demand to be heard! The agorgance of the Dunderdale gov. estounds me. I personally will not put up with this. Have your moment in the sun Kathy sooner or later the public will say enough is enough and you will be tossed. I have seen this many times in the past and it will come to pass again. See you at the polls...

  • California Pete fom NFLD
    May 16, 2013 - 11:44

    And so it is . Don't forget. "You can't see the forest for the trees"

  • clay
    May 15, 2013 - 14:47

    71percent/// iwouldnt be surprise if it wasent 90 present this gov, don't listen to the people im welling to bet 3 or 4 wount be running in the next election

  • Shawn
    May 15, 2013 - 13:46

    The poll must have been hidden from the PC Government. If it had been open and announced, they would have sent their cronies into robo-poll mode and the results would have turned out the opposite. Telephone and face-to-face polling is the only way to stop the Government from manipulating the results. Sad...

  • Fred Penner
    May 15, 2013 - 11:13

    It appears that if enough people say that the sky is falling then it must really be true.

  • Bob
    May 15, 2013 - 10:08

    In other shocking news,the sky is blue.

  • Christopher Chafe
    May 15, 2013 - 10:07

    After the results of yesterdays provincial election in BC, I feel that if Mrs. Furlong wants to get her message across she should be using data other than polling results.