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N.L. Liberals battle to stay in power despite province's ‘difficult time'

4 monthes ago   |   By National Post

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. - A provincial budget is being tabled Tuesday in Newfoundland and Labrador, but it will surprise no one if it doesn't actually make it to a vote in the House of Assembly.
The youngest province has been in pre-election mode for weeks, since Premier Dwight Ball promised to send voters to the polls before the end of June.
The Liberal government has been making a flurry of spending announcements - including one Monday about mitigating power hikes - and Ball has refused to commit to waiting for the budget to pass before calling a vote.
Ball, a former pharmacist and businessman...
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