Civil service ballooning in Newfoundland

Newfoundland and Labrador’s governing Tories are defending spending decisions that have seen the civil service swell by more than 20 per cent. Government figures show the core civil service — that is, employees of government departments and not including hospitals, schools and various agencies — has jumped considerably since 2005. Government figures show the civil service included 6,792 jobs in 2005. By 2010, it had increased to 8,429 – over 20%.

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