New Brunswick Considering Highway Tolls to Raise Revenue

FREDERICTON, NB -- Highway tolls and outsourcing highway maintenance are among two of many choices being considered by the New Brunswick provincial government in a report outlining possible financial moves to eliminate debt. "The choices presented in this report were brought forward by New Brunswickers through the review process," said Health Minister Victor Boudreau, who is also minister responsible for Strategic Program Review. "Not all choices contained in the report will be implemented. these are for consideration and discussion as we near the end of the review process." The review was launched in January 2015 with the goal of finding $500 million to $600 million to address the province's financial situation. Decisions will be announced as part of the 2016-17 provincial budget.