Minister of Finance in Halifax to Consult With Canadians on Budget 2017

October 14, 2016 – Halifax, Nova Scotia – 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 met with Nova Scotia Finance Minister Randy Delorey and visited local businesses with Member of Parliament Darren Fisher in Dartmouth.

Later today, Minister Morneau will be holding a town hall discussion at the Halifax Seaport Farmers’ Market, during which Canadians will be invited to ask questions and share their views on how to strengthen Canada’s middle class and grow our economy over the long term. Minister Morneau will be joined at the town hall by Members of Parliament Andy Fillmore, Darren Fisher, Bernadette Jordan, Darrell Samson and Colin Fraser.

In the coming days and weeks, Minister Morneau and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Finance François-Philippe Champagne will travel 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.


"The Government of Canada firmly believes that the only way we can craft the policies of the future is by listening to Canadians and by understanding the challenges they and their families are facing. That's why we're here today: to keep listening to Canadians. When we look at drafting a budget, we want to make sure that as many people as possible benefit from the measures we are taking."

- Bill Morneau, Minister of Finance

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