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Minister seeks views on upcoming budget on how to build on the success of the Harper Government’s Economic Action Plan

January 13, 2014 – Etobicoke, Ontario– Department of Finance

The Honourable Kevin Sorenson, Minister of State (Finance), today hosted two pre-budget consultations in Etobicoke with Member of Parliament for Etobicoke–Lakeshore Bernard Trottier and Member of Parliament for Etobicoke Centre Ted Opitz. The roundtables included business representatives, community leaders and academics.

The consultations continue a series of events in communities across the country in the lead-up to Economic Action Plan 2014, allowing Canadians to provide their views on how to achieve the best use of taxpayers’ dollars without raising taxes or reducing transfers to people and provinces. 

In addition to the ongoing series of pre-budget roundtables, which are being hosted by Minister Flaherty, Minister of State (Finance) Kevin Sorenson and Parliamentary Secretary Andrew Saxton, Canadians are also invited to submit their views online.

Quick Facts

  • The pre-budget consultations use innovative techniques, including telepresence and online consultations, to gather the views of Canadians from coast to coast to coast.


“Our Government is listening to the needs of Canadians, especially when it comes to the challenges facing our economy. We remain focused on creating jobs for Canadians by protecting the economy and keeping taxes low. We are committed to controlling spending to achieve our goal of balancing the budget in 2015.”

- Kevin Sorenson, Minister of State (Finance)

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Meagan Murdoch
Office of the Minister of State (Finance)

Jack Aubry
Media Relations
Department of Finance

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