Driving Up the Deficit Is Irresponsible

Posted on Tuesday, January 30, 2018 17:54 PM

The Gallant government is pushing back balancing the books by one year breaking a campaign promise.

The Green party leader find it's surprising.

David Coon tells us New Brunswickers want us to live within our means.

"The government had been driving the deficit down for the last three years," Coon says "and now to drive it back up is irresponsible".

He says they have an extra $165 million in revenue for new programs which he calls "more than enough".

When it comes to spending on healthcare in the provincial budget, David Coon says the details are key.

"The health budget is huge so the best way to save on health spending is to put money into reducing the causes of illness" Coon said.