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Ontario Government Holds Budget Consultation in Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound

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Ontario Government Holds Budget Consultation in Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound

Government looking for ideas that will Build Ontario Together

Ministry of Finance

OWEN SOUND — The Ontario Government is asking people in the Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound area for their best advice on how to make life more affordable, invest in critical public services and balance the budget by 2023 through public consultations for the 2020 Budget.

Today, Minister of Finance Rod Phillips and Bill Walker, Associate Minister of Energy and MPP for Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound were in Owen Sound to host a public consultation for the 2020 Budget.

The government is looking for ideas that will help build Ontario together by putting jobs, skills and workers front and centre, while continuing to focus on putting more money in people's pockets, connecting people to places, building healthier and safer communities, and making government smarter.

"The Ontario Budget impacts us all. It is important for us to hear first-hand from everyone across the province about the priorities they feel should be included in our plan to build Ontario together," said Minister Phillips. "Together, we can make this vision a reality and enable a better quality of life and high standard of living for all our citizens."

In addition to Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound, Minister Phillips and Parliamentary Assistant Stan Cho will be hosting community budget consultations along with MPPs across the province to hear directly from Ontario's hard-working individuals, families and businesses.

"I am very thankful that Finance Minister Phillips has taken the time to hear directly from residents in Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound about their priorities ahead of the next budget," said MPP Walker. "Our government is committed to ensuring that communities and businesses across Ontario have the support they need to create jobs and succeed."

Visit Ontario.ca/BudgetIdeas to learn how to attend a consultation, or to submit your ideas by email, mail, or by filling out a survey. Budget consultations will close February 11, 2020.

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