Winnipeg Free Press - PRINT EDITION
Posted: 03/8/2013 1:00 AM | Comments: 0
THE Selinger government will present its 2013 provincial budget on April 16.
That is the day Manitoba's MLAs return to the legislature to resume a session that adjourned on Dec. 6.
Finance Minister Stan Struthers' second budget will attempt to grapple with a deficit that has proved to be more difficult to tame than the government previously thought.
Following upon a record $999-million deficit in 2011-12, which was blamed in large part on the 2011 flood, the government initially projected a $460-million deficit for the current fiscal year. But in December it adjusted that forecast to $567 million for the year ending this March 31.
Struthers also admitted late last year the government would have to delay balancing its books until 2016-17, breaking a promise made before the last election to begin running surpluses by 2014-15.
Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition March 8, 2013 A2
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