Pre-Budget Consultations for 2015 Budget Open to Canadians

June 10, 2014

 

Pre-Budget Consultations for 2015 Budget Open to Canadians

 

Ottawa, ON – Recently, the House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance launched its pre-budget consultation process and all Canadians are invited to participate.

 

The consultation process is now open and the committee will begin accepting submissions from businesses, organizations, and individuals in regards to the development of the 2015 federal budget. A report on these consultations will be tabled in the House of Commons prior to the December 2014 parliamentary adjournment. Suggestions made by Canadians and the pre-budget report compiled by the Committee will be considered by the Minister of Finance in the development of the 2015 federal budget.

 

When the House of Commons resumes in the fall, the Committee will be inviting specific groups and individuals to appear as witnesses during their pre-budget hearings. The focus of written submissions and hearings will be on six key themes:

 

  1. Balancing the federal budget to ensure fiscal sustainability and economic growth.
  2. Supporting families and helping vulnerable Canadians by focusing on health, education and training.
  3. Increasing the competitiveness of Canadian businesses through research, development, innovation, and commercialization.
  4. Ensuring prosperous and secure communities, including through support for infrastructure.
  5. Improving Canada’s taxation and regulatory regimes.
  6. Maximizing the number and types of jobs for Canadians.

 

“The pre-budget consultation process is an important part of our democratic process that will give all Canadians an opportunity to voice their opinion on what should be included in the 2015 federal budget,” said Larry Miller, MP for Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound. “I encourage all businesses, organizations, and individuals in Bruce and Grey counties to submit proposals to the Committee for consideration.”

 

The deadline for written submissions to the Committee is no later than Wednesday, August 6th, 2014 at midnight eastern standard time. Submissions should be no longer than 2,000 words in length including an executive summary. Text exceeding this limit will not be considered by the Committee. Following translation, the submissions will be posted on the Committee’s website.

 

Requests to appear before the Committee and written submissions to the Committee should be sent to finapbc-cpd@parl.gc.ca.

 

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