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Lessons to be learned from balanced budget legislation

The Brandon Sun, in its May 6 editorial, “Unbalancing Budget Law A Waste Of Time,” refers to the Manitoba NDP’s intentions to overhaul the province’s balanced budget legislation and suggests that the efforts are a waste of time. A waste of time because the legislation, as has been demonstrated by ...

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