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Finance Minister Morneau Consults Nova Scotians for the 2016 Budget

Minister hosts pre-budget consultations in Halifax on how to grow the economy to strengthen the middle class

January 11, 2016 – Halifax, Nova Scotia – Department of Finance

Today in Halifax, Finance Minister Bill Morneau is hosting pre-budget consultations at Dalhousie University seeking ideas and comments on how best to support the middle class, grow the economy, and create long-term prosperity for all Canadians.

At a Halifax Chamber of Commerce event, Minister Morneau provided participants with a first-hand overview on the state of the economy, and engaged in discussions on the Government’s plan to grow the economy.

These meetings in Halifax mark the launch of a series of cross-country conversations on the 2016 budget concluding in Surrey, B.C. on January 16. Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Finance François-Philippe Champagne is also hosting a series of pre-budget consultations across the country.

All Canadians are also invited to participate online by sending their comments and ideas via the website, on Twitter using #PBC16, as well as the Facebook page Your Money Matters - Government of Canada.

Quick Facts

There are several ways Canadians can participate:

  • Submissions can be made online.
  • Canadians can also tune in to two Facebook Live events: the first is today from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., Atlantic Standard Time, hosted by Dalhousie University; and the second is on January 15 from 2:00 p.m. to 2:50 p.m., Mountain Standard Time, hosted by the University of Calgary. Questions can be posed online on the Your Money Matters - Government of Canada Facebook page.
  • Canadians can also reach out on Twitter, using the hashtag #PBC16.


“Now, more than ever, Canada needs a plan that will ensure long-term economic growth. This government is committed to an ambitious economic agenda, one that is focused on putting more money in the pockets of middle class Canadians, making smart investments in infrastructure and helping the most vulnerable members of our society. But we don’t have all the answers. The valuable insight we will garner from Canadians during the pre-budget consultations will guide our work as we begin preparing the 2016 federal budget.”  

- Bill Morneau, Minister of Finance

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Jack Aubry Media Relations Department of Finance 613-369-4000

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