NDP critic Cathy Sproule is upset by a deficit which has passed 1.2 billion dollars.
She says the province promised a new balanced budget law last year and has failed to deliver.
Finance minister Kevin Doherty says a change in fiscal reporting makes it difficult to develop such legislation.
But he is taking a look at other provinces and developing new fiscal accountability legislation.
The actual size of the deficit will be unveiled in the provincial budget to be delivered Wednesday.