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Province Seeking Public Input to Help Develop the 2016 Ontario Budget

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Province Seeking Public Input to Help Develop the 2016 Ontario Budget

Pre-Budget Consultations Taking Place in Communities Across Ontario

Ministry of Finance

Ontario is seeking input from individuals, organizations and businesses across the province to help shape Ontario's upcoming budget.

Today, Associate Minister of Finance Mitzie Hunter, was in Peterborough as part of a provincewide tour of pre-budget consultations, which include in-person sessions, telephone town halls and online idea-sharing.

Pre-budget consultations are an important way for Ontarians to have their say on how to grow the economy, create jobs and plan for the province's future. Ideas gathered through these consultations will be considered as part of the budget development process.

Ontarians can get involved in the conversation by:

Engaging Ontarians is part of the government's plan to build Ontario up and deliver on its number-one priority to grow the economy and create jobs. The four-part plan includes investing in people's talents and skills, making the largest investment in public infrastructure in the province's history, creating a dynamic, supportive environment where business thrives and building a secure retirement savings plan.

Quick Facts

  • Written submissions are due by January 31, 2016.
  • In 2015, the government heard from more than 300,000 Ontarians through pre-budget consultations.
  • This year’s pre-budget consultations are taking place in cities across Ontario including Ottawa, Thunder Bay, Mississauga, Hamilton, London and York Region.

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Mitzie Hunter

“Every Ontarian has a stake and a voice in building Ontario up and planning for the future. These consultations provide an opportunity for people and communities across the province to have their voices heard and considered as the government prepares for the 2016 Budget.”

Mitzie Hunter

Associate Minister of Finance (Ontario Retirement Pension Plan)

Jeff Leal

“It is important to create a budget that reflects the priorities of Ontarians. Today, we learned about what matters most to residents of Peterborough Riding as we move forward to make our province the best place to live, work and play.”

Jeff Leal

MPP Peterborough

Lou Rinaldi

“I was pleased to see the people of Northumberland-Quinte West and Peterborough participate actively and share their ideas in this morning’s consultation. I’m glad that the government has their feedback to help shape the upcoming budget.”

Lou Rinaldi

MPP Northumberland—Quinte West

Media Contacts

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    Minister's Office



  • Clancy Zeifman

    Associate Minister’s Office



  • Scott Blodgett

    Ministry of Finance





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