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Highlights of Prince Edward Island 2014-15 budget delivered Thursday

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CHARLOTTETOWN - Highlights of the Prince Edward Island 2014-15 budget presented Tuesday:

— $1.6 billion budget for 2014-15 with a deficit of $39.7 million.

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— Net debt of $2.17 billion by March 31, 2015. That's about $14,863 for every man, woman and child in the province.

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— Finance Minister Wes Sheridan says he expects the government to report a small surplus in 2015-16.

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— $400,000 to be spent for the purchase of insulin pumps and related supplies for children with Type 1 diabetes.

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— An additional $775,000 to be spent to help run the day surgery department at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Charlottetown.

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— A new program to be launched to provide free eye exams and glasses for eligible kindergarten children.

http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/140408/highlights-prince-edward-island-2014-15-budget-delivered-thu