New Brunswick premier says bills for financial accountability coming next week

The Canadian Press
April 30, 2014 12:47 PM

FREDERICTON - New Brunswick Premier David Alward says his government will table two bills next week aimed at keeping government and political candidates accountable for their promises.

Alward says the first bill would hold cabinet ministers to account for their annual budgets.

He would not reveal any details before the bill is introduced.

The Progressive Conservative party promised in the last election campaign to bring in rules on how much the government could spend in any one year and legislate a cap on total spending.

Alward says the second bill would require political parties to provide detailed costing for all their promises during an election campaign.

The next provincial election is set for Sept 22.

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