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Locked out and smacked down in Grand Falls-Windsor

Municipal workers at the Town of Grand Falls-Windsor were shocked and disappointed to find out on Facebook last night that the employer has imposed a lock out.


CUPE Budget Response

Sherry Hillier

Experts agree, Newfoundland and Labrador’s debt can be managed without cuts and privatization

The Premier’s Economic Recovery Team used accounting measures that do not make sense for public financing, measures that international institutions and rating agencies disagree with.

The net debt is actually around $17 billion, 30% of what Dame Greene says it is. That can be managed responsibly over a few years. Just ask the experts. Look at Statistics Canada’s analysis (sources below) of Newfoundland and Labrador’s debt, look at Finances of the Nation’s analysis of the debt,” says Hillier.