The 2019 Budget released on February 19 by Finance Minister Hon. Carol James was focused primarily on supporting health, education and social services objectives. 74% of the provincial budget is directed towards Health, Education and Social Services. Approximately 6% of the budget is directed at Natural Resource and Economic development functions.
The Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development (FLNRORD), the “One Land Manager” for the province accounts for only 1.4 % of the provincial budget. The Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy (MOE) represents only .4 %. This budget contains little incremental funding for improving the functioning and sustainability of landscapes and watersheds that are essential to our way of life in the province.
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