More to come in 2018?

The Prince George Citizen - - SPORTS -

The mea­sures an­nounced in this bud­get up­date should be seen as the NDP gov­ern­ment’s first steps to­ward putting their stamp on the prov­ince af­ter 16 years of Lib­eral ad­min­is­tra­tions. A num­ber of key (and ex­pen­sive) elec­toral com­mit­ments – in­clud­ing $10 a day day­care and com­plete elim­i­na­tion of Med­i­cal Ser­vices Plan pre­mi­ums – have not been ful­filled this time around, but re­main on the gov­ern­ment’s to-do list. The up­com­ing 2018 bud­get no doubt tell us more about the next steps.

For now, the first steps stayed within the prov­ince’s means. Hope­fully this will re­main a guid­ing prin­ci­ple.

Mark Ryan is an in­vest­ment ad­vi­sor with RBC Do­min­ion Se­cu­ri­ties Inc. (mem­ber–CIPF), and these are Ryan’s views, and not those of RBC Do­min­ion Se­cu­ri­ties. This ar­ti­cle is for in­for­ma­tion pur­poses only. Please con­sult with a pro­fes­sional ad­vi­sor be­fore tak­ing any ac­tion based on in­for­ma­tion in this ar­ti­cle. Ryan can be reached at mark.ryan@rbc.com.

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