Newspaper article The Canadian Press

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Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Atlantic Audio 11:05 AM AT

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Atlantic Audio 11:05 AM AT

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FREDERICTON x-18s. New Brunswick's Liberal government got some good pre-election news today: The auditor general says the province actually had a surplus last year. Audited financial statements show a surplus of 67 million dollars for the fiscal year 2017-2018. Finance Minister Cathy Rogers says the surplus is the result of a decrease in expenditures and an increase in revenues.

("...in expenditures.") (SOURCE:The Canadian Press)

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TAG: Rogers says the economy is growing at a rate faster than predicted by private sector economists. However, she says the government is forecasting modest deficits over the next few years -- with the net debt expected to top 14 billion dollars by the end of March next year.

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FREDERICTON x-19s. …

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