The 2018-19 provincial budget tabled in the legislature today puts communities and families first by recognizing the challenges that lie ahead and making strategic investments that will enhance the competitiveness of our economy, support our youth and seniors and lead to improved economic and social outcomes into the future.
FREDERICTON (GNB) – The 2018-19 provincial budget tabled in the legislature today focuses on investments in seniors, youth employment and economic competitiveness.
“This is a budget that works for all New Brunswickers,” said Finance Minister Cathy Rogers. “Your government puts communities and families first, protecting the vulnerable and investing in our young people and our seniors. We have taken a balanced approach that allows us to achieve our fiscal objectives while also investing strategically.”
The budget includes an additional $73 million in new targeted investments to support economic competitiveness, youth employment and seniors, which will delay a return to a balanced budget by one year, to 2021-22.