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Our FISCAL Future: Starting the Conversation

The Provincial Government is launching a multi-year Government Renewal Initiative to identify a combination of measures to eliminate the province's deficit and move forward with a sustainable budgetary framework for Newfoundland and Labrador.


Current FISCAL Reality

Without action, Newfoundland and Labrador will face mounting debt, increasing interest and borrowing costs, a credit rating downgrade and restricted ability to support key government programming.

What is our current financial situation?

"In our current situation, if we do nothing, it would be like borrowing over $7 million a day, every day for six years. That's close to $300,000 an hour - essentially a new home mortgage every hour of every day until 2021. Think of it as maxing out your $5,000 credit card limit - every minute of the day."
- Honourable Cathy Bennett. Minister of Finance President of Treasury Board

What is our current financial state?
($Millions)

  2015-16
Budget
2015-16
Update
Variance
Revenue 6,567.3 5,725.7 (841.6)
Net Income of Government Business Enterprises 409.1 363.0 (46.1)
Total Revenue 6,976.4 6,088.7 (887.7)
 
Gross Expenses:      
    Program
    Expenses
7,182.0 7,229.8 47.8
Debt Servicing Expenses 887.8 821.8 (66.0)
Total Expenses 8,069.8 8,051.6 (18.2)
 
Deficit (1,093.4) (1,962.9) (869.5)


Call to Action

All Newfoundlanders and Labradorians are being asked to participate in the Government Renewal Initiative and help define the actions the Provincial Government will take. All of us can contribute ideas, suggestions and solutions to get the province back on track and working towards fiscal sustainability. Check out the various ways you can get involved.

Documents are also available in alternate format upon request, contact ope@gov.nl.ca.

 

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