Minister of Finance in Montréal to Consult with Canadians on Budget 2017

October 12, 2016 – Montréal, Quebec – Department of Finance Canada

Canada’s ambitious economic agenda is recognized around the world as a model of generosity and shared prosperity. That’s because we listened to Canadians and we continue to do so. We are committed to the notion that when you have an economy that works for the middle class, you have a country that works for everyone.

Minister of Finance Bill Morneau today stopped in Montréal, at Le Salon 1861, for a Facebook live discussion with Canadians on how to ensure our country is well positioned for the global economy of tomorrow.

As part of his cross-country tour to consult on Budget 2017, the Minister also met with Board members of the Quartier de l’Innovation (QI), a non-profit organization that mobilizes academic institutions and industrial, social and cultural actors to encourage social, cultural and technological innovation.

In the coming days and weeks, Minister Bill Morneau and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Finance, François-Philippe Champagne, will keep travelling across Canada to meet with Canadians to discuss how the Government can bring together the best our country has to offer to ensure a strong, confident and more resilient middle class. The consultations will complement the work of the Government’s Advisory Council on Economic Growth, which has been helping shape the Government’s growth strategy.

All Canadians are invited to submit their ideas online and via Twitter, using the hashtag #Budget2017.


"Our government welcomes new ideas and innovative solutions Canadians have to offer to grow the economy, and ensure a strong, confident and resilient middle class. This ongoing dialogue we are having with Canadians about the challenges facing us today will help us seize opportunities to strengthen our communities, create sustainable and well-paying jobs, and ensure long-term growth now and in the future.”

- Bill Morneau, Minister of Finance

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