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This article was published 7/3/2013 (1598 days ago), so information in it may no longer be current.
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.