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Tories dispute budget forecasts, while Muskrat Falls inquiry clarifies spending

The government faced questions about the provincial budget in the House of Assembly Wednesday. The Tories say the province is still on an unsustainable...
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Budget 2018 lowers auto insurance tax, projects $683-million deficit

Finance Minister Tom Osborne unveiled an $8.36-billion provincial budget Tuesday with a projected deficit of $683 million. Osborne’s first spending blueprint includes a five-per-cent cut...
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Finance minister awaits verdict from bond-rating agencies on Budget 2018

The final judgement on Budget 2018 will come from the bond-rating agencies. They will have to decide what to do with the province's credit-rating....
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Budget will include ‘language’ on oil and gas, premier says with Nalcor breakup coming

Tuesday's provincial budget will include language on oil and gas, Premier Dwight Ball said Monday. Sources say the government plans to separate Nalcor's oil...
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Gerry Rogers pushes back on economic issues in NDP leadership race

Economist Alison Coffin's entrance into the NDP leadership race has shifted the focus of the campaign onto financial issues. Rival candidate Gerry Rogers, who...
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Tories call on province to press Ottawa for equalization changes

The Parliamentary Budget Office in Ottawa has released a new report on the long-term future of the equalization program. It highlights some possible changes...