Forecasts project a -5.1 per cent decline in the province's GDP.
Atlantic Canada Prosperity
Government workers in Atlantic Canada received 11.9 per cent more (on average) in wages than their private-sector counterparts.
Nova Scotia’s net debt is projected to eclipse $17 billion this year.
RBC forecasts an $800 million provincial deficit this year, Scotiabank forecasts $970 million.
The province projects a $535 million increase in net debt this year alone.
Newfoundland and Labrador has the highest per-person total government debt among the provinces at $48,478.
Provinces PISA scores in all three subjects are below the national average.
On average, the METR for modest-income families is 46 per cent compared to 43 per cent for the highest-income families.
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