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Citizen input for Federal Budget 2013
The House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance has launched its annual pre-budget consultation process, which will result in a report to be tabled in the House of Commons prior to the December 2012 parliamentary break.
This year, the pre-budget consultation process will take a slightly different form: online submission of answers to specific questions on which the Committee is focused at this time.
“I encourage everyone to get involved and let the government know what our real priorities are as they plan next year’s budget,” said Alex Atamanenko, MP for BC Southern Interior.
“With the online process in place, it will be much easier to have a say in the direction that our country is headed. However, for those who are unable to contribute online, there are other ways to participate.”
The website at which Canadians can contribute their ideas has opened online and will remain open until August 3, 2012.Individuals and groups are invited to access the secure online questionnaire, once per individual or group, at www.parl.gc.ca/PBC2012.
The questions have been designed to be fairly open-ended and were voted on by the all-party Committee.
The five questions on the online questionnaire are in the follow areas:
- Economic Recovery and Growth
- Job Creation
- Demographic Change
- Other Challenges
Those who lack access to the internet and are unable to contribute online should contact the Clerk of the House Finance Committee by calling 613-992-9753 for assistance in finding other ways to provide their thoughts and ideas.
Pre-budget consultation submissions will be posted on the Committee's website once they have been translated. This year's pre-budget consultation hearings are expected to begin in September 2012.
This article is a press release from the office of Alex Atamanenko, MP for BC Southern Interior.