Budget 2017 Consultations
The consultations for Budget 2017 have concluded.
Thank you to everyone who participated in our consultations for Budget 2017.
When I launched the consultations, I asked Canadians to be bold and innovative in their ideas on how to strengthen the middle class and grow the economy over the long term so that it benefits all Canadians.
And did they ever come through! As my fellow parliamentarians and I travelled across the country, we heard some excellent ideas from you. We met many of you in person, but also on social media during our Facebook Live events and Google Hangouts. We also received many written submissions through our departmental correspondence as well as our consultation website, which this year, received close to 30,000 submissions—a new record! For the first time, Canadians were able to interact on this site to share and comment on each other’s suggestions and to come up with some really innovative and exciting ideas.
We will definitely be using some of that input for Budget 2017 and beyond, as we continue our work to build a strong middle class and a more prosperous country for all Canadians.
Thanks again for your participation and I look forward to continuing our conversation.
Minister of Finance