February 5, 2020 - The Ontario Government is asking people in Kitchener-Waterloo for their best advice on how to make life more affordable, invest in critical public services and balance the budget by 2023 through public consultations for the 2020 Budget.
Today, Minister of Finance Rod Phillips, Mike Harris, MPP for Kitchener—Conestoga, Amy Fee, MPP for Kitchener South—Hespeler, and Belinda Karahalios, MPP for Cambridge, were in Elmira to host a public consultation for the 2020 Budget.
The government is looking for ideas that will help build Ontario together by putting jobs, skills and workers front and centre, while continuing to focus on putting more money in people's pockets, connecting people to places, building healthier and safer communities, and making government smarter.
"The Ontario Budget impacts us all. It is important for us to hear first-hand from everyone across the province about the priorities they feel should be included in our plan to build Ontario together," said Minister Phillips. "Together, we can make this vision a reality and enable a better quality of life and high standard of living for all our citizens."
Minister Phillips and Parliamentary Assistant Stan Cho will be hosting community budget consultations along with MPPs across the province to hear directly from Ontario's hard-working individuals, families and businesses.
Visit Ontario.ca/BudgetIdeas to learn how to attend a consultation, or to submit your ideas by email, mail, or by filling out a survey. Budget consultations will close February 11, 2020.