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Help Develop Ontario's Budget

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Help Develop Ontario's Budget

Ontario Hosting In-Person and Online Consultations Across the Province

Ministry of Finance

Ontario is seeking public input to help develop the province's Budget.

For the second year in a row, the province has launched Budget Talks, an online consultation tool that makes it easier for the public to help shape policies and programs that will be part of Ontario's future.

Ontario is looking for public input on how the province can:

  • Invest in people's talents and skills
  • Build and revitalize public infrastructure
  • Support an innovative business environment
  • Improve public services

Ontarians can get involved in the conversation by visiting ontario.ca/budgettalks where you can:

  • Share, discuss and vote for ideas online by January 31, 2016
  • Learn how to attend one of the public town halls across the province
  • Email ideas to submissions@ontario.ca
  • Mail in your ideas
  • Tweet ideas using #BudgetTalks

Ontario's four-part plan to build Ontario up includes investing in people's talents and skills, making the largest investment in public infrastructure in Ontario's history, creating a dynamic, innovative environment where business thrives, and building a secure retirement savings plan.

Quick Facts

  • Ontarians can share their ideas online anonymously or by creating a username
  • In 2015, the government reached more than 300,000 Ontarians through pre-Budget consultations
  • The government welcomes a broad range of participation. Major changes to the government’s existing mandate, revenue and taxation will not be considered as part of this discussion.

Additional Resources


Charles Sousa

“Budget Talks makes it easier for more people to get involved in developing our plan to grow our economy and support programs that Ontarians rely on. Ideas submitted also help us better understand what matters most to Ontarians, so we can prepare a Budget that reflects their priorities.”

Charles Sousa

Minister of Finance

Media Contacts

  • For Media Inquiries only:

  • Kelsey Ingram

    Minister's Office



  • Scott Blodgett

    Ministry of Finance





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