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EXCLUSIVE: Liberals to release 'Pocketbook' progress report
The province gets election-ready as it enters the final stretch of budget season
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The minority Liberals are expected to announce some saving on your energy bills later in the week but before they do that, they are reminding voters other ways they've reduced the strain on your wallet.

The progress report on “pocketbook initiatives” is expected to be released on Monday afternoon, pointing to Liberal government achievements – or “strengthening consumer rights” - going as far back as 2003.

It is being released before the budget is tabled on May 1st, which is expected to trigger an election.

The province is focusing on a list of savings, including the 30 per cent tuition grant, bringing down car insurance rates by an average of six per cent and lowering generic drug prices.  

The report also highlights new rules for cell phone contracts, the seniors’ property tax grant and increasing minimum wage to $11 an hour.

The NDP have been propping up the Liberals since a minority government was elected in 2011. If they do not let the budget pass this year, the Liberals will fall, triggering an election campaign.  

According to leaked budget documents by the Tories, later this week the Liberal government will announce the end to the debt retirement charge on your hydro bills starting in 2016.

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The minority Liberals are expected to announce some saving on your energy bills later in the week but before they do that, they are reminding voters other ways they've reduced the strain on your wallet.

The progress report on “pocketbook initiatives” is expected to be released on Monday afternoon, pointing to Liberal government achievements – or “strengthening consumer rights” - going as far back as 2003.

It is being released before the budget is tabled on May 1st, which is expected to trigger an election.

The province is focusing on a list of savings, including the 30 per cent tuition grant, bringing down car insurance rates by an average of six per cent and lowering generic drug prices.  

The report also highlights new rules for cell phone contracts, the seniors’ property tax grant and increasing minimum wage to $11 an hour.

The NDP have been propping up the Liberals since a minority government was elected in 2011. If they do not let the budget pass this year, the Liberals will fall, triggering an election campaign.  

According to leaked budget documents by the Tories, later this week the Liberal government will announce the end to the debt retirement charge on your hydro bills starting in 2016.

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