Ottawa, Ontario, February 11, 2013

Archived - Minister of State (Finance) Menzies Hosts Pre-Budget Roundtable Via Telepresence

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The Honourable Ted Menzies, Minister of State (Finance), today took part in a pre-budget roundtable via telepresence from Ottawa with community and business leaders from Vancouver, Toronto, the city of Québec and Halifax. This consultation continues a series of events in communities across the country aimed at engaging Canadians in discussions about their priorities and ideas for achieving the best use of taxpayers' dollars in the lead-up to the 2013 budget.

"Our Government will maintain our focus on supporting a strong economy and returning to balanced budgets before the end of this Parliament," said Minister Menzies. "By conducting today's consultation via telepresence, we were able to exchange ideas with experts in a time- and cost-effective manner, while receiving their views on how to solidify our economic recovery and position Canada to compete and prosper over the long term."

To ensure that all Canadians can participate in this process, the Harper Government has also launched online pre-budget consultations. Those interested in participating may do so through the Department of Finance website.

For further information, media may contact:

Bram Sepers
Office of the Minister of State (Finance)

Jack Aubry
Media Relations
Department of Finance

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