Provincial Budget 2011

Provincial Budget 2011

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Finance Minister Tom Marshall delivered the provincial budget Tuesday, April 19, 2011. It was a big-spending document, and was viewed by many as the provincial government’s effort to woo voters ahead of a provincial election in October. Marshall denied the spending was affected by the upcoming election, saying his fourth budget was a continuation of good financial management.

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Terra Nova FPSO heads along the Newfoundland coast near St. John's.

Extra crude, hefty royalties

April 20, 2011 - 9 h 56

Eight million extra barrels of crude and hefty royalty rates helped turn last year’s triple-digit deficit into a $485-million budget surplus.

Last year’s oil production increased by three...

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Extra crude, hefty royalties

Organizations receive help in expanding services

April 20, 2011 - 9 h 40

The budget handed down by provincial Progressive Conservatives Tuesday includes money to help some non-profit organizations continue key programming and extend their reach within the province.

The...

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Organizations receive help in expanding services

Mixed reaction to child care plan

April 20, 2011 - 9 h 11

The minister of child, youth and family services says a new two-year pilot project to develop child care spaces in family homes has the “potential to create 400 (new child care) spaces over the next...

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Mixed reaction to child care plan

Spending not sustainable: opposition

April 20, 2011 - 9 h 03

As Finance Minister Tom Marshall was in the House of Assembly delivering his budget speech, Liberal Leader Yvonne Jones was in the lobby questioning his spending choices.

“If you were reading...

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Spending not sustainable: opposition

Energy rebate for all

April 20, 2011 - 8 h 56

Everyone is getting a break on their ballooning heat and electricity bills.

The province announced Tuesday an energy rebate equal to the province’s share of the HST  — eight per cent.

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Energy rebate for all

Oil fuels big-spending budget

April 20, 2011 - 8 h 10

Oil saved the day again. A year ago, the provincial government was forecasting a $194-million deficit, but when Finance Minister Tom Marshall delivered his budget Tuesday, boosted oil production translated...

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Oil fuels big-spending budget

‘It’s a remarkable day’

April 20, 2011 - 8 h 06

Mental health got some long overdue attention in Tuesday’s budget, including $4.5 million to start planning the demise of the Waterford Hospital.

“I can’t think of another budget in the...

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‘It’s a remarkable day’

Budget 2011: Labrador initiatives receive funding

April 19, 2011 - 14 h 57

A wide range of initiatives in Labrador received funding in today’s provincial budget.

The region received new cash for mental health and addictions counsellors, a caribou management initiative,...

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Budget 2011: Labrador initiatives receive funding

Budget 2011: Province extends tuition freeze

April 19, 2011 - 14 h 49

Post-secondary students in Newfoundland and Labrador will have the benefit of a freeze on tuition for at least one more year.

As part of Budget 2011, the provincial government will extend...

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Budget 2011: Province extends tuition freeze