Province Seeking Public Input to Help Develop the 2016 Ontario Budget
Pre-Budget Consultations Taking Place in Communities Across Ontario
Ontario is seeking input from individuals, organizations and businesses across the province to help shape Ontario's upcoming budget.
Today, Laura Albanese, Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Finance, was in York Region 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:
- Visiting Ontario.ca/budgettalks to share, discuss and vote for ideas online
- Calling the Ministry of Finance at 1-866-989-9002 to participate in an in-person consultation
- Emailing ideas to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Mailing in your ideas
- Faxing in your ideas to 416-325-0969
- Tweeting ideas using #BudgetTalks
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.
- 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 Kingston.
“Pre-budget consultations are a great way for people to share their views about what’s important to them. I am looking forward to hearing first-hand from communities across Ontario their ideas on how to promote economic growth and provide vital services to families and individuals. This will be a great help as we develop our 2016 Budget.”