Province of Alberta asking residents to weigh in on Budget 2020

Jan 17 2020, 9:59 am

Got something to say about Alberta’s Budget 2020?

The province is offering a chance to share opinions and suggestions about the upcoming budget through an online survey or at two telephone town halls later this month.

The survey is currently available to fill out at the Province of Alberta’s website, and will be up until February 7, according to a release from the Province.

The two town halls will be held on January 27 and 28, with Albertans being able to speak directly to the finance minister about the proposed budget.

“Leading up to Budget 2019, we heard from more than 4,000 people online and almost 35,000 people during our telephone town halls,” President of Treasury Board and Minister of Finance Travis Toews said in a release.

“Albertans demonstrated that they have incredible insight into the choices we must make together to create jobs, get out of debt and grow our economy. As we continue on this path, I want to hear your thoughts. We made a good start in Budget 2019 and we need to keep that momentum going.”

Questions asked in the online survey include:

  • What spending priorities do you think government should focus on?
  • Where do you think government could find savings?
  • How should government support job creation and economic growth?

The release states that the public input received will help inform Budget 2020, which will be officially released this spring.

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