Newspaper article The Canadian Press

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Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Atlantic Audio 6:05 AM AT

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Atlantic Audio 6:05 AM AT

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ST. JOHN'S, N.L. x-15s. A six million dollar ferry service for an island of about 115 residents is highlighting Newfoundland and Labrador's overspending crisis. Transportation Minister Steve Crocker says he needs to review the year-round service to St. Brendan's on Bonavista Bay. It cost about 42 thousand dollars for each resident last year and will be more expensive as the population is decreasing.

("...taxpayers' dollars.") (SOURCE:The Canadian Press)

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TAG: Auditor General Terry Paddon says Newfoundland and Labrador spends more per resident than any other province. Its net debt is now 13.6 billion dollars -- the highest in its history.

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