Minister of Finance Bill Morneau will be crossing the country this week talking to Canadians as part of the federal government’s pre-budget consultations, but you can still have your say even if you don’t meet with the minister.
Starting January 11, Morneau will be travelling to Halifax, Montreal, Toronto, Winnipeg, Calgary, Vancouver, and Surrey to host in-person, pre-budget consultations with stakeholders.
Parliamentary Secretary François-Philippe Champagne will be supporting Morneau by hosting a similar series of pre-budget consultations across the country.
The Government is seeking feedback from Canadians on a number of topics, including:
- In your opinion, how can we better support our middle class?
- What infrastructure needs can best help grow the economy, protect our environment, and meet your priorities locally?
- How can we create economic growth, protect the environment, and meet local priorities while ensuring that the most vulnerable don’t get left behind?
- Finally, is the implementation of these new priorities and initiatives realistic? Will it help us grow our economy?
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There are several ways Canadians can participate:
- Submissions can be made online through http://www.budget.gc.ca/pbc16/.
- Canadians can also tune in to one of two Facebook Live events coming up on January 11, from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., Atlantic Standard Time, hosted by Dalhousie University; and January 15, from 2:00 p.m. to 2:50 p.m., Mountain Standard Time, hosted by the University of Calgary. Questions can be posed online as of today in the comments section.
- Canadians can also reach out on Twitter, using the hashtag #PBC16.
Let us know what you think the federal government’s budget priorities should be by leaving a comment or tweeting us @Advisorca.