Public Safety

2009-10 budget estimates / Public Safety (09/04/22)

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April 22, 2009

FREDERICTON (CNB) - The Department of Public Safety will invest $123.6 million in 2009-10, up $5.584 million over last year. These figures were contained in the budget estimates released by John W. Foran, minister of public safety and solicitor general.

"People and businesses want to locate in places where they can be safe," Foran said. "That is why our investments in safety are a key component to our economic growth and our goal of self-sufficiency."

Among the highlights:

"We believe we have put forth a budget that is fiscally prudent and focused on the most important issues for New Brunswickers," Foran said. "The combination of strategically applied funding and program efficiencies will help us continue our efforts to build a safer New Brunswick."


MEDIA CONTACT: Daniel Lessard, communications, Department of Public Safety, 506-453-4433.