The official opposition leader calls the provincial budget for 2019 a "failure".
Ches Crosbie pointed to the government's goal of returning to a surplus in 2022 as an example. He says that the government's increase in spending in this budget means that we will not return to surplus before the target date.
Crosbie says the government has not shown any restraint on this budget and that they have been given the chance to return to a surplus of the 2022 target because of it. According to this standard, he says that this budget is a failure.
However, Crosbie said there is one thing about the budget he likes; that it will never be transferred.
He says that this budget only smokes and reflects on the election so that people will not ask the difficult questions. He says the approach is not honest or democratic, but it gives the PC a chance to throw the liberals out earlier.
Budget boasts artificial surplus, says coffin
At the same time, NDP leader Alison Coffin says the provincial budget was very "underwhelming".
Kista believed that with all the messages made by the government before the budget, there would be much more to the document.
She says they have moved around many numbers and they have created an "artificial surplus". She is concerned about how the budget is presented.
Kista says there were some highlights in the budget, such as $ 1 million in finance funding, but there are also many negative ones. There was no gender analysis, no "meaningful" diversification of the economy and nothing about the environment or climate change.