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The New Brunswick Coalition of Unions (NBCU) is disappointed that taxpayers are again paying a high price for a balanced budget.

The minister is saying 750 public service positions will be cut. Some positions will be eliminated by early retirement, some by attrition, but make no mistake, dedicated public service workers are going to lose their jobs, says NBCU chair Blair Doucet.

The government has decided to make public service workers and taxpayers finance its budget. The public is going to lose precious public services that they require and pay for. Hundreds of families are going to suffer, paying a very high price in order for the government to have a small surplus, adds Doucet.

In the last two years, corporations have received tax cuts worth more than $110 million.

This year, theyll get another windfall as the tax on small business is further reduced to 2.5 per cent from 3 per cent.