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Have your say on budget: MPP

Local MPP Sarah Campbell is urging groups and individuals impacted by the 2012 Ontario budget to have their say.

As a result of ongoing budget negotiations, the Ontario NDP caucus successfully pushed for public hearings on the document, which was presented in March.

Hearings will be held June 6-8 and June 11-12.

Border exemptions set to jump

Starting June 1, Canadians shopping in the U.S. and elsewhere will be able to bring a greater value of goods duty- and tax-free back over the border.

But those people should read the new exemptions carefully to familiarize themselves as to how much they can bring back.

As of June 1, personal exemptions will be as follows:

Seniors’ group to address council

Town council will receive a trio of presentations from the recently-formed group, Seniors Retirees Against Pension and Elder Abuse, at tonight’s regular meeting.

Wendell Stevens will speak about the property assessment appeal by Resolute Forest Products Ltd., and how it might affect taxpayers, while Gordy Bell will talk about government budget cuts to Old Age Security.