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  • Federation of Labour to Offer Alternative ‘Vision’

    Labour has a “Vision” document of its own and plans to pitch it to the provincial government over the next couple of weeks.

    Premier Dwight Ball came out with his government’s “Vision” document last week which lays out some long-term objectives financially and otherwise, and talks about having to do more with less. Government expects to be about $1.6 billion in the red by year’s end, an improvement to the $2.2 billion forecast in last spring’s budget.

    Mary Shortall, president of the Newfoundland and Labrador Federation of Labour, says cutting back at this time is not the right approach. She says the public service is the main driver of the local economy.

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