EXCLUSIVE: Liberals to release 'Pocketbook' progress report

The province gets election-ready as it enters the final stretch of budget season

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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  1. Fran C. posted on 04/21/2014 08:46 AM
    Surprise, surprise. Liberals trying to buy another election. These people care LESS about what REAL citizens go though. They spent over ONE BILLION dollars trying to buy themselves a couple of seats in the last election that our great grandchildren will probably be paying for. They will bankrupt this province as long as they see a way of staying in power.
  2. Frankie posted on 04/21/2014 09:38 AM
    You gotta love these Liberals. "Steal" a billion, waste several billion, force electricity users to pay exorbitant rates for the next 30 years, etc. then throw a few crumbs back such as cell phone contracts, supposed insurance savings, and expect voters will be forever thankful for the crumbs.

    Sadly, that's exactly how this electorate thinks.
  3. ToddK_2 posted on 04/21/2014 11:35 AM
    "Progress" and "Liberals", isn't that an Oxy Moron? Bring on the election! I hope we "Pauline Marois" Wynne's butt on the street.
  4. Mark7 posted on 04/21/2014 01:09 PM
    Criminal Fiberals are the true definition of a "wasted seed".
  5. john posted on 04/24/2014 12:08 PM
    good i hope we get one . time to get rid of these leaches .
  6. john posted on 04/24/2014 12:29 PM
    i saw it it was not a pocketbook more like a sheet of paper .
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