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Parliamentary Secretary François-Philippe Champagne Consults Saskatchewanians on the 2016 Budget

Parliamentary Secretary hosts pre-budget consultations in Saskatoon on how to grow the economy to strengthen the middle class

January 15, 2016 – Saskatoon, Saskatchewan – Department of Finance

Today in Saskatoon, François-Philippe Champagne, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Finance, hosted pre-budget consultations seeking ideas and comments on how best to support the middle class, grow the economy, and create long-term prosperity for all Canadians.

The Parliamentary Secretary 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.

This meeting is part of a week-long series of cross-country conversations on the 2016 budget. The Minister of Finance is also hosting a series of pre-budget consultations across the country.

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

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There are several ways Canadians can participate in the pre-budget consultations:


“Our government is committed to strengthening the middle class, making smart investments in infrastructure, and helping the most vulnerable members of our society in order to grow our economy together. But we know we don’t have all the answers. That’s why we are travelling the country to hear from Canadians about what their families and communities need to succeed.”

- François-Philippe Champagne, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Finance

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Marion Pilon-Cousineau Office of the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister Finance 613-369-5696

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

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