MR. SPEAKER: The hon. the Leader of the Third Party.

MS MICHAEL: Thank you very much, Mr. Speaker.

In its fiscal update released today, government says spending is down by $270.1 million due to delayed infrastructure and program spending.


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 Labour Critic Dale Kirby (MHA, St. John’s North) is concerned about the financial well-being of hundreds of retired paper mill workers. About 500 former and current employees of Kruger-owned Corner Brook Pulp and Paper and its predecessor Bowater have been told the company wants to make changes to their pensions.


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