Cost of living – eye of the beholder

I am fairly certain that I am not the only one grumbling about the 7-8% increase in electricity rates this year. And now the Premier is warning of an addition 4%-6% if they refurbish the Lepreau power plant.

One of the most important economic development attributes of New Brunswick has been a lower cost of living. But with increasing property taxes, new gas taxes and massive increases to power rates, this cost of living advantage is deteriorating. I would give back in a heartbeat the 20 bucks tax break I got to have the lower cost of living I had a few years ago.

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