The Premier says difficult choices are on the way with the upcoming supplementary budget set to drop in the fall.
With government departments being rearranged, cuts to programs and services are not out of the question when the mini-budget drops.
With the cost of debt servicing totaling almost a billion dollars in the last provincial budget, Premier Dwight Ball says government has a choice of whether it wants to continue to deal with ballooning debt costs or deal with the issue now.
Ball says if you have to pay large sums of money in debt servicing, that money doesn’t go towards services. He says government needs to deal with the issues now instead of suffering later.
There’s still no indication on when exactly the supplementary budget will be announced.