Newspaper article The Canadian Press

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Newspaper article The Canadian Press

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FREDERICTON x-10s. New Brunswick Finance Minister Cathy Rogers is defending the Liberal government's 9.6 billion-dollar budget, citing the old adage "you have to spend money to make money." The 2018-19 budget projects a deficit of 189 million dollars, which will be New Brunswick's 11th straight deficit. It also brings a hefty increase to the net debt, which will hit 14.4 billion dollars. Green Leader David Coon says the Liberals have enough new revenue that they could have balanced the budget now.

("...our means.") (SOURCE:The Canadian Press)

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TAG: There are no new taxes or fee increases in the budget -- the final one prior to a provincial election set for September.

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FREDERICTON x-12s. …

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