TERRACE RESIDENTS will get the chance to voice their opinions on the provincial government’s budget for 2014 along with other communities as the finance committee’s public consultations continue into October, announced the government today.
Terrace, along with Fort St. John and Quesnel will have video-conference sessions on Oct. 16.
The annual budget consultations provide the opportunity to present ideas on next year’s provincial budget to an all-party parliamentary committee of MLAs, the Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services.
British Columbians can participate by either attending a community public hearing, making a written submission, or completing an on-line survey by visiting: www.leg.bc.ca/cmt/finance
The deadline for submissions is Wednesday, Oct. 16.
This year’s consultations began with the release of the Budget 2014 Consultation Paper by the Ministry of Finance and include public hearings in 17 B.C. communities, and video-conference sessions covering an additional five locations.
To register to make a presentation, please contact the Parliamentary Committees Office by phone, 1-877-428-8337, or by email: FinanceCommittee@leg.bc.ca.
For more information on the work of the committee, including a list of committee members, please visit the committee’s
website at: www.leg.bc.ca/cmt/finance.
The committee will release its report by Friday, Nov. 15.