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Premier says Tuesday's budget will demonstrate prudence

VICTORIA (NEWS1130) – With the province determined to balance its budget by next year, British Columbians shouldn’t expect any big spending announcements in Tuesday’s budget.

Premier Christy Clark says the government wants to demonstrate it can manage its spending.

“I’m just not interested in dumping piles of debt on the backs of our children and grandchildren,” she says.

She also says it’s wrong to go to the public to ask for raises for public sector unions.

“You know, I think that’s pretty sensible. I think that most British Columbians, in these very tough fiscal times, understand it’s important to be prudent, and I’m going to make a virtue of being prudent.”

The finance minister has already said British Columbians should not expect any tax increases.

News1130’s Dan Burritt will be covering the budget on Tuesday from Victoria.

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