Cathy Bennett couldnt be more emphatic: Newfoundland & Labrador is in crisis. In animated fashion the finance minister has told us we have no money and that weve maxed out the provinces credit card.
The rhetoric is intense. If Bennett is to be believed, if things get any worse we might need to revisit our history, call in the Commission and forego democracy yet again.
The truth is, the provincial Liberals are using this crisis as an opportunity to introduce an austerity agenda. And with Minister Bennetts background in retail management, who better to sell us a full meal McAusterity deal? She has been warming us up to 30 percent budget cuts. Expect serious cuts to public service programs and jobs and an open invitation to privatizat…
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