Vancouver to help shape Budget 2014 through pre-budget consultation
Government seeks Canadians' views on how to continue to build a stronger, more prosperous Canada
VANCOUVER, Jan. 17, 2014 /CNW/ - The Honourable Alice Wong, Minister of State (Seniors), today hosted a pre-budget consultation with business representatives, community leaders and academics. The roundtable was one of several consultations in communities across the country in preparation for Economic Action Plan 2014.
To ensure that all Canadians can participate in this process, in addition to the ongoing series of pre-budget roundtables, Canadians are also invited to submit their views online.
- The Government is committed to having a balanced budget by 2015. The Government has set an ambitious debt-to-GDP target of 25 per cent by 2021, and will reduce that ratio to pre-recession levels by 2017.
- Canada leads the G-7 in job creation, income growth, and keeping debt levels low.
"Today's roundtable is part of a larger series of consultations that
will inform future Government policy and help our government create
jobs, growth and long-term prosperity, while ensuring the best use of
taxpayers' money. I'm particularly interested in hearing about how the
Government can better support seniors in maintaining a high quality of
life and continuing to be active members of their communities."
-- Alice Wong, Minister of State (Seniors)
- Introduction to Pre-Budget Online Consultation (Department of Finance Canada)
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