Ontario Finance Minister kicks off Pre-Budget consultations in Thunder Bay

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Ontario Finance Minister kicks off Pre-Budget consultations in Thunder Bay

Ministry of Finance

QUEEN'S PARK, Dec. 17 - Finance Minister Dwight Duncan will launch his annual Pre-Budget Consultations today in Thunder Bay, the first stop in a province-wide series that continue the open discussions between the McGuinty government and the citizens of Ontario. "Over the last four years, we have strengthened our province by improving health care, education, job skills training and infrastructure for Ontarians," said Duncan. "I look forward to hearing from people across the province about how we can make Ontario even stronger." The consultations provide the opportunity for Ontarians to engage in a discussion with the Minister on ways to strengthen Ontario's economic prosperity, in advance of the 2008 Budget. Individuals can participate by sending a submission by mail, e-mail, fax or by participating in e-consultations on the Ministry of Finance website at www.fin.gov.on.ca. The next four Pre-Budget Consultations will be held in: - Sudbury on December 18; - Niagara Falls on January 7; - Hamilton on January 8; and - Stratford on January 9. Additional sessions are planned for various locations around the province, including Kitchener-Waterloo, Windsor, Cornwall, Ottawa, Barrie, Oak Ridges and Toronto. For more information, please visit the Ministry of Finance website at www.fin.gov.on.ca and click on "2008 Pre-Budget Consultations." Disponible en français For more information visit www.fin.gov.on.ca Contact Info For further information: Steve Erwin, Minister's Office, (416) 325-3645; Scott Blodgett, Ministry of Finance, (416) 325-0324 HELP | CONTACT US | PRIVACY | IMPORTANT NOTICES © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2008-2009 — Last Modified: February 15, 2009 For further information: Steve Erwin, Minister's Office, (416) 325-3645; Scott Blodgett, Ministry of Finance, (416) 325-0324