Newspaper article The Canadian Press

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Newspaper article The Canadian Press

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PR16 - (Sask-Deficit)

REGINA. x-15s. The Saskatchewan government is cutting spending and has implemented a hiring freeze as it tries to bring down a ballooning deficit of about one billion dollars. The larger deficit also means the province is borrowing 800 million dollars just to operate. The situation doesn't sit well with Todd McKay, prairie director of the Canadian Taxpayers Federation.

("...government as well.") (SOURCE:The Canadian Press)

TAG: Finance Minister Kevin Doherty says low oil and potash prices are having a greater impact on revenue than expected, but corporate income tax, personal income tax, provincial sales tax and fuel tax are also down.

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PR15 - (Sask-Deficit)

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