With plans to release a budget by late May or early June, the provincial government says it has a lot to do.
The government released its third quarter report in February, giving the finance ministry a starting point to draw up this year’s blueprint.
Finance Minister Kevin Doherty says ministry officials will be meeting this week to go over the latest commodity prices.
In February, the government saw a deficit of 427-million dollars this fiscal year and a projected deficit of 259-million dollars in the coming fiscal year.
Doherty says the budget should be back to balance by 2017-18.