In my column tomorrow I salute the government for getting the growth of health care costs down to 3% year over year in the 2011-2012 budget but I was thinking while doing the dishes tonight – isn’t there some kind of two year public sector wage freeze in place? And we still have a 3% increase in health care spending and a 2% increase in overall spending? Labour costs are usually around 60%-70% of public service costs -so with wage freeze on you might be able to argue that this budget – other than the cut in asphalt was not much tougher than the last budget. Hmmm. Can anyone confirm the two year wage freeze?