Government Renewal Initiative in Clarenville

Having a say

Kevin Curley kevin.curley@thepacket.ca
Published on February 16, 2016
Terra Nova MHA Colin Holloway sets the stage for tonight's consultations.
Kevin Curley

Newfoundland and Labrador is facing a mounting debt, and the new government is hoping to take action by launching a multi-year Government Renewal Initiative to find a combination of measures to stop the deficit.

The tour stopped at The Clarenville Inn in Clarenville tonight with over 40 people showing up to give their take on the province’s financial situation.

Thinking of all the things government spends your money on to provide residents of the province with services, what are three things that could be stopped in order to save money?

Given the financial challenges facing our province, what three things do you think government could do to raise money (increase revenue)?

How can government be more innovative or efficient to provide quality services at lower cost?

At the night’s end each table selected a representative to speak on their behalf to give an overview of their suggestions.

The Packet was on hand to hear many suggestions and discussions held and will have a comprehensive list in our upcoming online and print editions.