The territorial budget for 2017 and 2018 is now taking effect. The proposed budget was voted through last night at the 18th legislative assembly.
The controversial budget was originally opposed by MLA’s and protestors who gathered frequently outside of the assembly building.
Finance Minister Robert C. McLeod responded to budget backlash by releasing an updated budget on Friday, March 3rd.
Adjustments include a two point five million dollar increase to homecare, half a million dollars for a Youth in Crisis program and a commitment to review Aurora College’s Bachelor of Education and social work programs.
Frame Lake MLA Kevin O’Reilly and Nahendeh MLA Shane Thompson are the only two members to vote against the budget.
— Kieron Testart (@KieronTestart) March 7, 2017