A recent poll conducted on behalf of the province's employers' council shows that 85 per cent of Newfoundlanders and Labradorians want a government to come up with a plan to restructure and modernize government services to be affordable and sustainable.
Just four per cent of survey respondents felt such a plan was not at all important.
"Newfoundlanders and Labradorians are ready for whoever wins this election to take action to fix our spending problem,” said Newfoundland and Labrador Employers’ Council Executive Director Richard Alexander stated in a release.
“The public wants a credible and well thought out plan that considers all options. We hope these results encourage political leaders to address this important issue.”
The survey, carried out by Narrative Research, found that 77 per cent of people think government should make changes to program and service delivery to reduce spending, while just 11 per cent were in favour of raising taxes to maintain current program and service levels. A mere eight per cent felt it prudent to continue borrowing money to keep the province afloat.