12 Months of Change Costed Checklist

On the first day, a new NDP government will:

 

Cut size of cabinet from 17 to 10 and end the practice of providing new vehicles for ministers.

 

2014-15 2015-16 2016-17 2017-18 2018-19
7.2 m. 14.7 m. 15.0 m. 15.3 m. 15.6 m.

 

 

Change mandatory motor vehicle inspections from every year to every two years.

Launch a judicial reference to see if the Alward government’s backroom forestry strategy was legal.

Eliminate deduction of work income and parental income from student loans.

 

2014-15 2015-16 2016-17 2017-18 2018-19
(1.6 m.) (1.6 m.) (1.6 m.) (1.6 m.) (1.6 m.)

 

 

Enable Advanced Care Paramedics to practice in New Brunswick.

 

 

Within the first six months, a new NDP government, will:

 

ü  Eliminate the small business tax.

 

2014-15 2015-16 2016-17 2017-18 2018-19
(16.2 m.) (32.39 m.) (33.55 m.) (34.76 m.) (36.01 m.)

Note: This total is for all small business tax revenue, and doesn’t exclude franchises and individuals registered as corporations, both of which would continue to pay the small business tax.

 

End the ‘no fail’ practice in our schools and replace it with individual learning plans for every student.

Eliminate political interference in hiring and firing of civil servants and the awarding of government contracts.

Eliminate property taxes on municipal transit facilities to fund expanded public transit.

 

2014-15 2015-16 2016-17 2017-18 2018-19
(0.3 m.) (0.6 m.) (0.6 m.) (0.6 m.) (0.6 m.)

 

Increase the minimum wage to the Atlantic average with a guaranteed annual COLA increase.

Rescind the shared risk public pension deal for existing retirees imposed by the Alward government and fully protect all pensions.

2014-15 2015-16 2016-17 2017-18 2018-19
(2.1 m.) (4.2 m.) (4.2 m.) (4.2 m.) (4.2 m.)

 

Reverse Conservative cuts to art, music, and physical education in schools.

Guarantee the independence of public health officers.

 

 

Within the first year, a new NDP government will:

 

 

Increase medical residencies by 20% to allow for more family doctor to practice in New Brunswick.

 

2014-15 2015-16 2016-17 2017-18 2018-19
0.0 (1.3 m.) (1.3 m.) (1.3 m.) (1.3 m.)

 

End political interference in the assignment of summer job grants.

Introduce a New Jobs Tax Credit which economists predict will create 15,000 and 20,000 jobs in our first term.

 

2014-15 2015-16 2016-17 2017-18 2018-19
Cost 0.0 (29.3 m.) (29.3 m.) (29.3 m.) (29.3 m.)
New Revenue 0.0 19.6 m. 39.1 m. 58.7 m. 78.2 m.
Net 0.0 (9.7 m.) 9.8 m. 29.4 m. 48.9 m.

 

Reduce the number of unnecessary government regulations by at least 20% or 11,000 regulations

Establish an Income Trust for 49% of NBLC’s future earnings, generating an estimated $1.1 billion that would immediately be applied against the provincial debt.

 

2014-15 2015-16 2016-17 2017-18 2018-19
0.0 5.1 m. 5.1 m. 5.1 m. 5,1 m.

 

 

Restore vision and hearing tests for children entering Kindergarten.

 

2014-15 2015-16 2016-17 2017-18 2018-19
(0.6 m.) (0.6 m.) (0.6 m.) (0.6 m.) (0.6 m.)

 

Amend the Employment Standards Act to guarantee unpaid leave to allow parents to care for a sick child without losing their job.