Making Your Ideas Count

Budget Consultation 2014



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A MESSAGE FROM
FINANCE MINISTER MICHAEL de JONG


British Columbia has tabled a balanced budget, a first step toward a stronger economy and a debt-free future for B.C.

But, ongoing challenges in the global and domestic economies mean government must continue the discipline that produced a balanced the budget and strike a balance between reducing taxes and costs for families, investing in programs and services, and reducing provincial debt. All while maintaining our commitment that we will not spend more money than we collect from taxpayers.

We want your creative ideas to improve how government delivers programs and services that you, your family and your community care about. The budget consultation is your chance to share your priorities for Balanced Budget 2014.

As part of the consultation, we have released the 2014 Budget Consultation Paper. The consultation paper asks British Columbians to rank their preferences for the choices that need to be made in maintaining a balanced budget, and seeks feedback on what programs and services government should continue; what it could do differently to help reduce costs; and what could be reduced or eliminated to help save money, or free up funding for higher priority services.

BC Finance Minister Michael de Jong

Finance Minister Michael de Jong


The Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services – an all party committee of The Legislative Assembly – will hold province-wide consultations in September and October to seek the views of British Columbians. We hope you’ll take part.

For more information, please visit the Committee’s website at www.leg.bc.ca/budgetconsultations.

Thank you for participating in the process. I look forward to hearing your ideas.

Sincerely,

Michael de Jong
Minister of Finance