Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Finance in Québec City to Consult With Canadians on Budget 2017

October 21, 2016 – Québec City, Quebec – Department of Finance Canada

Canada works best when the Government listens to Canadians. Ongoing consultations are a key part of the Government’s approach to meet its commitment to the notion that when you have an economy that works for the middle class, you have a country that works for everyone.

As part of pre-budget consultations, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Finance François-Philippe Champagne today stopped in Québec City, where he was accompanied by Member of Parliament for Louis–Hébert, Joël Lightbound, for a Facebook Live discussion with the Regroupement des jeunes chambres de commerce du Québec on how to ensure our country is well positioned for the global economy of tomorrow.

Minister of Finance Bill Morneau and Parliamentary Secretary Champagne will continue listening to input and ideas from Canadians to bring forward the best ideas our country has to offer to ensure a strong, confident and more resilient middle class.

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 strengthen our communities, create sustainable and well-paying jobs, and ensure long-term growth. We will take the long view, and make necessary investments in the economy to ensure it works to strengthen the middle class and provide more opportunities for those working hard to join it.”

- François-Philippe Champagne, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Finance

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