This year, more than 81,400 people participated in consultations to help shape policies and programs that will be part of the 2017 Ontario Budget - breaking a previous record set last year.
Through 13 weeks of engagement, people participated in a number of ways including:
Engaging the people of Ontario in the budget process is part of our plan to create jobs, grow our economy and help people in their everyday lives.
“Pre-budget consultations are important to me because they provide an opportunity for us to hear from people about what is important to them. This year we heard from thousands of people about their priorities for Ontario—in-person, through written testimony, presentations at legislative committees, online through Budget Talks, and during our telephone town halls. Using this valuable feedback, we will be able to deliver a strong 2017 Budget that reflects the priorities of Ontarians.”
Yvan Baker, Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Finance
“It’s important we hear directly from people about their priorities as we develop the 2017 Budget. Thank you to all those who participated – whether they came to an in-person consultation, submitted an idea online, voted for an idea, called into a telephone town hall or shared their perspective in writing – we are glad you want to be a part of this process. I would also like to thank my colleagues from all parties for their commitment and for sharing what they heard in their consultations.”
Charles Sousa, Minister of Finance
Jordan Ray, Executive Assistant, Office of the Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Finance
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