2011 Bud­get high­lights

The Compass - - TRINITY SOUTH -

• 5.6 per cent real GDP growth in 2010; three per cent growth fore­cast in 2011

• Em­ploy­ment fore­cast to grow three per cent to 226,000

• Pop­u­la­tion fore­cast in­crease by 0.3 per cent

• Sur­plus of $485 mil­lion for 2010-11

• $59 mil­lion sur­plus fore­cast for 2011-12

• Eight per cent en­ergy re­bate ef­fec­tive Oct. 1

• $216.4 mil­lion for roads and bridges

• New $8 mil­lion in­vest­ment to ad­dress broad­band avail­abil­ity

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• $128 mil­lion in­vest­ment for small and medium-sized busi­nesses

• New non-re­fund­able child­care tax credit

• Main­tain­ing tu­ition freeze at MUN and Col­lege of the North At­lantic

• New crime an­a­lyst for Trin­ity-Con­cep­tion RCMP

• $ 400,000 mon­u­ment Cougar Flight 491

• $30 mil­lion for recre­ational and multi-pur­pose fa­cil­i­ties

• New $12 mil­lion in­vest­ment for Res­i­den­tial En­ergy Ef­fi­ciency Pro­gram (three years)

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