Ontario Invites Public to Vote on Budget ideas

Ontario is inviting the public to vote on ideas they would like to see implemented in the 2017 Budget to help people in their everyday lives by strengthening communities and improving public services.

“Thank you to everyone who took the time to submit ideas on Budget Talks,” Finance Minister Charles Sousa said. Voting is now open through Budget Talks, an innovative online consultation that allows the public to help shape policies and programs that will be part of Ontario’s future.

The ideas posted on Budget Talks for public voting support eight focus areas including increasing access to child care, support for Ontario’s small businesses, making health care easier to access and identifying priority infrastructure projects.

Visit Ontario.ca/Budgettalks to vote for your three favourite ideas until midnight, February 23, 2017. The top-voted ideas will be announced as part of the upcoming 2017 Budget.   $3 million is available to implement selected proposals.