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01/31/2016 16:24 EST | Updated 01/31/2017 00:12 EST

New Brunswick to cut management jobs in civil service by 30 per cent

FREDERICTON — The New Brunswick government will cut the size of management in the civil service by 30 per cent when it delivers a new provincial budget Tuesday, according to a government source.

The source says senior management cuts will take effect this winter, while middle management reductions will be phased in over several years.

The source, who shared the information with The Canadian Press on condition of anonymity, says reorganization of the civil service, including other job cuts, is expected to save $46 million.

Rightsizing senior management in the civil service was one of the six key recommendations that came out of the government's year-long strategic program review.

Other options include increasing the HST, increasing corporate taxes, and implementing highway tolls.

The government is looking for new revenue and cost-cutting measures in an effort to address a structural deficit of about $600 million.

The Canadian Press