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财政部长汤姆·奥斯本(左)和总理德怀特·鲍尔周二在众议院相互问候,预算日。
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切斯·克罗斯比说该省需要更多的石油和天然气开发,艾莉森·科芬说没那么快

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我们现在知道自由党人对该省未来财政年度的愿景是什么,但是他们的对手呢?

Progressive Conservative Leader Ches Crosbie says his party's rate-mitigation plan and other policies can give an idea of where his party would have gone with the budget,但是,一个反对党要准备一个相互竞争的预算是一个很大的要求。

Ches Crosbie.
Ches Crosbie.

但是,更广泛地说,克罗斯比说,有三种方法可以解决该省面临的财政问题。

“一是限制支出。另一个是借更多的钱,这并不令人满意。The other is money from outside the system,来自联邦政府或魁北克,”克罗斯比说。

"I've talked before about taxing the power exported to Québec-Hydro.我是认真的。我不一定是认真的,我真的想让他们知道我们可以做到,然后从优势地位接近他们进行谈判。”

当克罗斯比之前提出这一点时,Premier Dwight Ball hinted the issue of taxing power flowing into Quebec is currently before the courts,因此,他无法对这个问题作出全面的评论。

除此之外,Crosbie says the government needs to put even more emphasis on the province's offshore oil and gas development.

"That's where our treasure trove is.We have to get the federal government out of the action there.We have to keep them from over regulating it and slowing it down," said Crosbie.

麦肯锡公司报告,周一发布,注意到政府目前的近海开发方法正变得过于雄心勃勃。

Alison Coffin。
Alison Coffin。

新民主党领袖艾莉森·科芬说,她的政党比保守党和“灰熊”有很多不同的优先权。

“我们当然会更加关注环境。We'd do more in terms of rent subsidies.我们会更多地考虑扩大医药保健项目。We'd move towards a $15 minimum wage.我们希望加强我们经济中最脆弱的部分,”科芬说。

"We have to do that by working and providing subsidies to help people get out of poverty and help build good,为自己而坚强的生活。”

虽然克罗斯比说需要更加重视近海开发,科芬说那不是她要去的地方。

“我当然想把重点从石油转移到环境可持续产业。我们需要一个长期的计划来重组我们的经济,”Coffin说。

“如果你看看省级展望中的所有数字,you see a little spike this year.国内生产总值在上升,收入在上升,劳动力市场在上升。但紧接着,一切都变平了。That tells me government has not diversified our economy."

david.maher@thetelegram.com

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