Ontario is seeking input from individuals, organizations, and businesses, across the province to help shape Ontario’s upcoming budget.
Today, Charles Sousa, Minister of Finance, was in Toronto to kick off provincewide pre-budget consultations, which include in-person sessions, telephone town halls and online idea-sharing.
Pre-budget consultations are an important way for Ontarians to have their say on how to grow the economy, create jobs and plan for the province’s future. Ideas gathered through these consultations will be considered as part of the budget development process.
Ontarians can get involved in the conversation by:
- Visiting Ontario.ca/budgettalks to share, discuss and vote for ideas online
- Calling the Ministry of Finance at 1-866-989-9002 to participate in an in-person consultation
- Emailing ideas to email@example.com
- Mailing in your ideas
- Faxing in your ideas to 416-325-0969
- Tweeting ideas using #BudgetTalks
“It allows us to hear directly from Ontarians to ensure that the Budget represents their values and priorities,” Finance Minister Charles Sousa said. Ontario faces a $7.5 billion deficit. The Liberals have started selling off Hydro One. The initial public offering (IPO) has made $1.83 billion that will be dedicated to infrastructure and transit.