The province’s net debt will rise from $15.2 billion to nearly $17.2 billion.
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.
Wait times cost Canadians up to $1,963 for each person waiting for treatment.
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.
Provinces PISA scores in all three subjects are below the national average.
In 2019, patients in Nova Scotia waited 33.3 weeks from referral by a family doctor to treatment.
New Brunswick's debt load will climb to an estimated 115 per cent of GDP over the next 25 years.