Deputy Prime Minister Cordel Hyde has been a part of the last three budget consultation meetings. He provided the media with his impression of how the dialogue is coming along.
Hon. Cordel Hyde, Minister of Natural Resources: They’ve been rather helpful in terms of cost saving measures, in terms of revenue enhancement measures that have been neglected over the long years of the UDP. They’ve been rather helpful and some of those ideas we’ve had already but they’ve helped us to finetune those and those discussions will continue and we look forward to at the end of the day reaching some sort of middle ground where we dispel of our shared responsibility, our shared duty obligation to the people of this country to come up with a workable, sustainable and very equitable homegrown plan of recovery.”