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How To Participate

Office of the Premier

How do I participate in a Regional Town Hall?
Eight regional Town Halls will be held across the province. Participants must register in advance by calling a toll-free hotline at 1-866-608-4824. Please note that space is limited and participants will be registered on a first come, first served basis.

You can find out the location of the Town Hall closest to you by visiting TownHallOntario.gov.on.ca or by calling the hotline at 1-866-608-4824.

How do I participate in an MPP Town Hall?
Local MPPs have indicated an interest in hosting their own town halls in their communities. Contact your local MPP's constituency office to find out where and when a Town Hall might be occurring near you.

How do I participate in one of these Citizens' Dialogues?
Participation in the Citizens' Dialogues is random. The government has asked an independent group to randomly invite Ontarians to participate in these dialogues. As such, you are not able to register for these sessions in advance. The findings of the Citizens' Dialogues will be released publicly later this spring.

How do I participate in the Minister of Finance's pre-budget discussions?
The Minister of Finance will be hosting several pre-budget discussions with organizations, associations and other institutional stakeholders across the province over the next month. Those interested in participating can e-mail karim.bardeesy@fin.gov.on.ca with their name, the name of their organization, their e-mail address and phone number. Please put "Pre-budget discussions" in the subject line of the e-mail. If you have a budget submission you would like to share with the Minister, please send it to:

Budget Secretariat
Ministry of Finance
95 Grosvenor St, 3rd Fl
Toronto, ON M7A 1Z1
E-mail: Submissions@fin.gov.on.ca
Fax: 416 325 0969

How else can I participate?
There are several ways to ensure your thoughts and advice on the budget are conveyed to the government:

  • You can visit the website TownHallOntario.gov.on.ca and fill out the online survey. You can also send in your advice electronically at this site.
  • You can read and fill out the Budget Town Hall 2004 Discussion Guide, available at your local Government Information Centre or by calling the toll-free hotline at 1-866-608-4824 (TTY Line 1-800-268-7095).
  • You can fax in your advice to 416-326-5348.
  • You can mail in your advice to:
Delivering Change - Budget Town Hall 2004
PO Box #40
77 Wellesley Street West
Toronto, ON M7A 1N3