Budget 2019’s pre-budget consultations will soon be underway and Manitobans are encouraged to take the opportunity to share their ideas and views for the upcoming provincial budget, Finance Minister Scott Fielding announced today.
“From health care to public safety and infrastructure investments, we understand that fiscal sustainability is essential to protecting our ability to invest in the priorities of Manitobans,” said Fielding. “The work of government directly affects households and communities throughout the province, and we want to hear Manitobans’ advice on the choices we must make as we prepare the 2019 budget.”
Manitobans are invited to share their views in different ways, including public consultation meetings, to give people the chance to provide their feedback to the minister. Public meetings will be held on:
- Monday, Oct. 15 in Selkirk from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Selkirk Inn and Conference Centre, Salon A, 162 Main St.;
- Tuesday, Oct. 16 in Thompson from noon to 2 p.m. at the Ma-Mow-We-Tak Friendship Centre, Multipurpose Room, 4 Nelson Rd.;
- Wednesday, Oct. 17 in Brandon from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Riverbank Discovery Centre, Multipurpose Room, #1 – 545 Conservation Dr.;
- Thursday, Oct. 18 in Winnipeg from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Maple Grove Park Clubhouse, 100 Frobisher Rd.; and
- Thursday, Oct. 25 in Winnipeg from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Golden Boy Dining Room (Room 50), Legislative Building, 450 Broadway. This meeting will be fully accessible and bilingual.
To encourage as broad an engagement as possible, Manitobans unable to attend a public meeting can fill out an online survey to share their views. The survey seeks feedback from Manitobans on several topics including balancing the budget, sustaining health care and funding education. In addition, written submissions on all subjects can be sent directly to the minister of finance.
For more information on the pre-budget consultation meetings and to access the survey, visit www.manitobansmakingchoices.ca.