The New Brunswick government (PCs) claimed last year to have a $1 M surplus, but now the auditor says it was a $109 M deficit. It seems to me the auditor is right. They played games with so-called stabilization funds, which are pretty much just a bank account. I think SK does the same thing, and AB will if they get in trouble. It is bad policy, and dishonest.
In other news from NB, civil servants average 10.4 sick days a year. I have worked for about the equivalent of 5 years, and have had 3 sick days total.