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Parliamentary Secretary François-Philippe Champagne Consults the People of the Northwest Territories on the 2016 Budget

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

January 17, 2016 – Yellowknife, Northwest Territories – Department of Finance

Today in Yellowknife, 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,  or on Twitter using the hashtag #PBC16.

Quick Facts

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

  • Submissions can be made online.
  • Canadians can also reach out on Twitter, using the hashtag #PBC16.


“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

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