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Throne speech and reaction

October 14, 2016

Throne speech and reaction

The McNeil Government outlined its plans for the fall session of the legislature in the Throne Speech yesterday.

Lt. Gov. J.J. Grant talked about measures to strengthen the protection of pension benefits, improve accessibility for those with disabilities and provide more help for those seeking child support payments. First-time homebuyers will get help through a down payment assistance pilot program.

Conservative leader Jamie Baillie called it thin soup, saying there’s still no plan to create jobs or reduce the cost of living.

The NDP’s Gary Burrill says the government just rolled out a wheelbarrow full of words which mean little in a time when there are nursing home cutback and teachers asking for more support in the classroom.