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"Fairly Underwhelming," UMNB on the Provincial Budget




Welcome to Municipal Affairs, I am Your Host Christopher Brown.


On March 19th 2024, Premier Blaine Higgs and the Governing Progressive Conservative Party tabled New Brunswicks’s 2024-2025 Provincial Budget.


Now according to the province - this budget, “is the result of years of responsible fiscal management and a commitment to providing services that support a growing population.”

The Finance and Treasury Board Minister, Ernie L. Steeves, tabled a $1.2-billion capital budget, an increase of nearly $200 million over the multi-year plan tabled last year.


We caught up with Andrew Black, the President of the Union of the Municipalities of New Brunswick, for his reaction to the provincial budget.


As a prominent advocate for municipal interests, President Black's perspective promises to shed light on the implications of this provincial budget, leading up to the next Provincial Election scheduled for October.


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