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Week of : March 20 - March 26, 2000

March 20

  • No Releases - Holiday

March 21

March 22

BUDGET SPEECH
Budget 2000: For the Health of Our Economy, For the Health of Our People
Budget Highlights
Health Highlights
DEVELOPMENT AND RURAL RENEWAL
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New initiatives for assisting small business unveiled
New Small Business Seed Capital Equity Program announced
New Business and Market Development Program supports small business community
EDUCATION
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Significant investment in post-secondary education
Government adding back in excess of 300 teachers in September 2000
School board grant budgets maintained - despite enrolment decline and school closures
New money for infrastructure - air quality, roofs, windows
$1.5 million for Language Arts, Math, Religious Education
$1 million for course in Newfoundland and Labrador history
Additional funding for professional development
Backgrounders
$725,000 investment in graphing technology for senior high schools
Funding for school meal programs
$1 million for provincial libraries
$6.5 million for College of the North Atlantic Health Sciences Programs
ENVIRONMENT AND LABOUR
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Funding approved to enhance environmental protection services
Funding approved for environmental remediation work
EXECUTIVE COUNCIL
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Northern Coastal Labrador Strategic Initiative
Funding for the Strategic Social Plan to be continued
Minister announced continued support for women’s centres
Backgrounders
Violence prevention initiative
FINANCE
News releases
2000 Payroll tax changes
$42 million in provincial income tax savings in 2000
Backgrounder
Additional Revenues
FISHERIES AND AQUACULTURE
News release
Additional funding announced for quality assurance initiatives
FOREST RESOURCES AND AGRIFOODS
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Silviculture helps maintain sustainable forests
Development of Labrador Forest Resources
Forest roads provide access to resources
Agriculture - Disaster Relief Program
Government committed to Outdoor Resources
GOVERNMENT SERVICES AND LANDS
News Release
Project under way to allow vehicle registration renewals over Internet; Increased highway enforcement in Labrador
HEALTH
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Budget 2000 for the Health of the People
Province to spend over $50 million in new health equipment
Province committing more than $570,000 for dialysis units in St. Anthony and Clarenville
New air ambulance for province
High priority health programs receive funding
Stabilizing human resources in the health system
Backgrounders
Construction and renovation of health facilities
Government approves $3.5 million Janeway Hostel
$2 million comprehensive breast health centre
HUMAN RESOURCES AND EMPLOYMENT
News release
Investing in people remains top priority
Backgrounders

NewfoundJOBS
$7.5 M for Student/Youth Employment Programs serving over 3,500 post-secondary students and youth
Employability Assistance for People with Disabilities (EAPD)
Single Parent Employment Support Program
Labour Market Development Council announced
INDUSTRY, TRADE AND TECHNOLOGY
News Release
Economic initiatives aimed at helping local businesses
JUSTICE
News release
Province negotiating enhanced police services for coastal Labrador
MINES AND ENERGY
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Increased funding for Mineral Exploration Assistance Program
Budget reflects government’s continuing commitment to energy, mineral and petroleum resource development
MUNICIPAL AND PROVINCIAL AFFAIRS
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Social housing spending
Housing Component Northern Coastal Labrador Strategic Initiative
Water and Sewer Component Northern Coastal Labrador Strategic Initiative
Municipal Capital Works Program
Financial support for municipalities
Debt Relief Program to continue for municipalities
Provincial Home Repair Program
New Urban and Rural Planning Act
TOURISM, CULTURE AND RECREATION
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$500,000 announced for Voyage of the Islendingur Ports of Call
Government announces 52 per cent increase in funding for Newfoundland and Labrador Arts Council
Government increases sport and recreation grants by nearly 50 per cent
Backgrounder
$400,000 in new funding for Heritage Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador
TREASURY BOARD
News Releases
Minister announces major IT initiatives
Minister announces funding for new classification system
WORKS, SERVICES AND TRANSPORTATION
News release
Another banner year planned for road and capital works construction
PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION
News release
Graduate Recruitment Strategy is announced
JOBS AND GROWTH
Minister releases Interim Jobs and Growth Report

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