NDP Innovation, Business and Rural Development Critic Christopher Mitchelmore (MHA, The Straits – White Bay North) stood in the House of Assembly today to ask the minister of finance why a cut to the small business tax rate was not included in this year’s budget.
NDP Leader Lorraine Michael (MHA, Signal Hill-Quidi Vidi) had questions about fiscal management for the government in the House of Assembly today. The questions centred around the province’s 2012 budget, People and Prosperity: Responsible Investments for a Secure Future.
NDP Leader Lorraine Michael (MHA, Signal Hill-Quidi Vidi) says the People and Prosperity budget announced today by the Dunderdale Conservatives does little to address the real needs of people in Newfoundland and Labrador, and will have a hard time living up to its sub-title, Responsible Investments for a Secure Future.
NDP Municipal Affairs Critic George Murphy (MHA, St. John’s East) hopes that a large number of municipal officials will attend pre-budget consultations around the province and tell the government face-to-face about the financial challenges facing the province’s towns.