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What’s a budget for, anyway?

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Finance Minister Tom Osborne used the words “methodical, fair and responsible” to describe the recent budget, but representatives of civil society and community organizations said that Budget 2018 failed to provide a vision for a sustainable future for Newfoundland and Labrador. Debbie Forward, head of the Nurses’ Union, referred to it as “a flat budget.” She said while there’s not a lot to be upset about, there’s not much to be excited about either. Mary Shortall, President of the Newfoundland and Labrador Federation of Labour said she was looking for a jobs strategy from the budget, but couldn’t find one. “There’s nothing in this that indicates there’s any plan ahead for that. I didn’t see a vision in this budget for what’s going to happen for our population going forward,” she said. The March 27 budget “doesn’t inspire confidence with respect to what we have been able to observe today,”…

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Orlova Rising: a movie pitch

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Sometimes truth is stranger than fiction. In which case, fiction must go to extra lengths to outdo it…

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Hundreds turn out for Layton memorial

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Hundreds showed up to Harbourside Park last night for “St. John’s Remembers Jack”. It was a tribute to former NDP Leader Jack Layton who died Monday following a battle with cancer which also allowed the public to sign a book of condolences. In addition to local members of the NDP, other dignitaries present included Liberal MP Scott Simms, provincial Liberal Leader Kevin Aylward, City Councillor Sheilagh O’Leary and Nurses’ Union President Debbie Forward. Source: VOCM

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