Finance Minister Michael de Jong is inviting British Columbians to participate in a conversation to share their values and priorities for Balanced Budget 2017.
British Columbians can share their ideas for the budget and three-year fiscal plan, and ask the minister questions through the Budget Consultation website and during telephone town halls that will run until the end of January.
The budget consultation website is available at: http://engage.gov.bc.ca/budget2017/
Here, British Columbians can:
- participate in open dialogue forums on housing affordability, government priorities and economic growth including the BC Jobs Plan;
- submit questions or comments to the minister; and
- sign up for telephone town halls scheduled throughout January.
The telephone town halls give British Columbians a direct channel to de Jong, who will take questions directly from callers. Citizens without a landline need to sign up on the website to participate in the telephone town halls if they want to participate. The technology is able to access only publicly listed phone numbers or numbers provided through the website.
The Government of B.C. is committed to maintaining a balanced budget that reflects the values and priorities of the province’s population. Everyone is encouraged to take part in the conversations that help shape Balanced Budget 2017.
Minister of Finance Michael de Jong –
“The provincial budget is a collective effort between the people of British Columbia and the government. I want to know what matters most to the people who live in our province and get their feedback on what kinds of investments they would like government to make with Balanced Budget 2017.”
“B.C. is currently in an enviable fiscal position, and we want to make sure we maintain a responsible and balanced budget.”