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  • January 14, 2014

Help Develop the 2014 Budget

Ontario Government Asks the Public for their Input and To Take Part

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

The Ontario government is asking individuals and organizations across the province for their 
input in advance of the 2014 Ontario Budget.

Today, Charles Sousa, Minister of Finance, was in North Bay, with Sudbury and Thunder Bay 
teleconferencing in, as part of a province-wide tour of pre-budget discussions. They will include in-person sessions, telephone town halls and online. Throughout the tour, the government is collecting ideas from the public on growing the economy, creating jobs and protecting public services. 

Encouraging people to have their say in the budget process is part of the government’s plan to invest in people, one of the three pillars of the government’s economic plan to build modern infrastructure and support a dynamic and innovative business climate.


“Our government is once again bringing pre-budget consultations to Northern Ontario to speak directly with Northerners about how we can build on our economic plan and continue to create jobs and grow the economy. I certainly encourage all interested Thunder Bay and surrounding area residents to take part in these important discussions in person, online or over the phone.” 
— Michael Gravelle, MPP Thunder Bay-Superior North

“We are pleased that the Ministry of Finance has arranged videoconference meetings today in Thunder Bay, providing a great opportunity for Northwestern Ontarians to have a say in the upcoming budget.”
— Bill Mauro, MPP Thunder Bay-Atikoan

“I’m looking forward to visiting communities throughout Ontario, including here in northern Ontario, to hear directly on how best to move forward with our plan for jobs and growth and ensure that our 2014 Budget includes the values and priorities of people across the province.”
— Charles Sousa, Minister of Finance


  • This year again, people can join the online discussion by sharing what matters to them on the Budget Talks website, or by following @OntMinFinance on Twitter.
  • Pre-budget consultations began in December 2013 and will run until mid-February 2014.
  • People can also send their ideas by mail, email or fax or join the Twitter conversation at #BudgetTalks.


Read the 2013 Ontario Economic Outlook and Fiscal Review

For more information:

Maya Gorham
Office of Honourable Michael Gravelle
(416) 327-0655

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