Finance Minister Kevin Doherty says the government will not return to the legislature to discuss the provinces finances.
The NDP asked for a week-long session after Premier Wall’s deficit announcement yesterday.
They say the two consecutive deficits breaks the province’s balanced budget law.
Doherty says the law makes room for deficits when there are exceptional circumstances, and this deficit was necessary.
The law’s definition also refers to the province’s general revenue fund, and not the summary financial system the government currently uses.