2.12.21 - “[We] will maintain [the] spring  budget commitment to increase healthcare spending by 3.9% to $2.9 billion[.]”
Puisque l’augmentation de 6,4 pour cent par rapport aux prévisions du troisième trimestre dépasse le seuil de 3,9 pour cent qui était visé, il nous est possible de qualifier cette promesse de réalisée.
“The budget allocates more than $3.2 billion to the health-care system, a 6.4 per cent increase over the third quarter projection and the largest increase since 2008-09.”
“This year’s $3.07-billion budget is a $150.4-million increase from 2020-21”
“What were the key areas of spending? $3.3 Billion […] Health”
The verdict will be reviewed following the release of the audited financial statements for the 2020-2021 fiscal year. If the financial statements indicate that the Department of Health has spent equivalent to or more than originally projected in the 2020-2021 budget, the pledge will be deemed fulfilled.
[Ed. note: See section “Department of Health”, table “Ordinary Account”, under columns “2020-2021 estimate” and “2020-2021 revised”, row “Total - Gross Ordinary”: 2,920,538 (In thousands of dollars) and 3,023,687 (In thousands of dollars)]
“Due to the pressure our health care system is under, we will be allocating more than $2.9 billion this year, a 3.9 per cent increase over the 2019–2020 budgeted amount, which is double the rate of inflation expected for New Brunswick and the largest increase in the health care budget in a decade.”