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Finance - 2003
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January 16
Pre-budget consultations scheduled

January 29
Pre-budget consultations resume Thursday

January 30
NOTE TO EDITORS - Pre-budget consultation time change



February 7
Electronic town hall scheduled as part of budget consultations

February 18
NOTE TO EDITORS - Minister available to comment on federal budget


March 5
Board�s outlook confirms province�s assessment

March 17
Budget date announced

March 20
Ministerial Statement - Home heating fuel rebate program
NOTE TO EDITORS - Budget Lock-in, St. John�s, March 27

March 27
NOTE TO EDITORS - Minister to guest speak at Chamber of Commerce luncheon, Corner Brook, March 28
Budget 2003 tabled
Government announces further payroll tax relief
Government announces new small business corporate income tax holiday
Enhancement to small business deduction under the Income Tax Act
Amendment to Income Tax Act related to Manufacturing and Processing Profits Tax Credit
Enhancements to Direct Equity Tax Credit Program
Tobacco tax rate increases announced

Tax credit measures to assist persons with disabilities
Seniors� benefit increased
Newfoundland and Labrador historical financial position


April 30
Ministerial Statement - Province�s economic agenda working


May 27
Ministers announce call for venture capital proposals

May 28
Deadline approaching to apply for home heating fuel rebate


August 8
Equity investment in Country Ribbon Inc.


September 17
Seniors� benefit to be distributed in October

September 25
Population increases for first time in more than a decade


November 13
Finance Minister to meet with Atlantic counterparts, Halifax, November 14

November 17
Atlantic Finance Ministers meet in Halifax
Government appoints external firm to review financial condition of province

November 18
2003 Public Accounts (Financial Statements) released


December 12
Independent external review expected week of December 22

December 16
Tobacco tax rate adjustment for Labrador border zones

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