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Budget day in Newfoundland and Labrador will be on April 30

04/22/2015 01:29 EDT | Updated 07/16/2015 12:59 EDT
ST. JOHN'S, N.L. - Finance Minister Ross Wiseman of Newfoundland and Labrador will deliver the province's 2014-15 budget on April 30.

The province's latest budget is being brought in by the Progressive Conservative government against a backdrop of falling oil prices that have driven Newfoundland and Labrador into the red.

It is forecasting a $916-million deficit for this fiscal year.

The government relies on the offshore oil sector for about one-third of its revenues.

In a throne speech Tuesday to open the latest session of the legislature, the government reiterated its promise to present a budget plan that will balance the books by 2020-21.