Ontario Government Launches 2020 Budget Consultations

Ministry of Finance

BROCKVILLE — The Ontario Government is asking people from every region of the province 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 along with Minister Steve Clark, MPP for Leeds—Grenville—Thousand Islands and Rideau Lakes, were in Brockville to launch the first of a series of consultations that will run across Ontario throughout the months of January and February.

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.

"Budget consultations are an important part of our budget planning — we listen to people throughout the province in order to help us develop a Budget that addresses Ontario's priorities," said Minister Phillips. "I am confident that, working together, we can make our plan to build Ontario together a reality."

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.

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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