Residents in the region pay some of the highest tax rates on personal income, goods and services.
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In the Maritimes, a larger share of provincial revenue comes from Ottawa than in any of the other provinces.
The provincial government projects a $112 million operating deficit this year.
Government debt interest payments in P.E.I. currently amount to $123 million annually.
The province faces a projected $779 million budget deficit for 2020.