province is looking at a $55 million surplus.
Antigonish MLA Randy Delorey, who previously served as a finance minister, noted this is the fifth balanced budget in a row tabled by the Liberals. This shows, Delorey says, the hard work put in by all members of the public sector. The budget allows the government to invest heavily, noting the budget included an $18 million increase in the low income threshold for the Nova Scotia Child Benefit and increase the amounts families will receive. Delorey said $4 million is also going into an action plan to address homelessness.
The local MLA applauded the province’s investments in healthcare, housing, and assistance for children and youth. He said the government also recognizes the important role of the business sector.