PM launches pre-budget consultations

November 28, 2013 5:01 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
November 28, 2013
Newmarket, Ontario

Prime Minister Stephen Harper today participated in a pre-budget consultation in Newmarket, Ontario, with business representatives from the Greater Toronto Area. This roundtable discussion marks the launch of a series of events in communities across the country, as well as online consultations, aimed at engaging Canadians in Economic Action Plan 2014 deliberations.

“Our Government’s number one priority remains creating jobs and economic growth to help hard working Canadians and their families prosper. We will balance the budget by 2015 by controlling costs, while keeping taxes low,” said the Prime Minister. “Through these consultations, Canadians will have the opportunity to help inform the next phase of Canada’s Economic Action Plan, which will position Canada as a leading competitor in a challenging global economy.”

Pre-budget consultations are part of the annual budget cycle. In addition to the roundtable discussions, Canadians are also invited to submit their views online beginning today.