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Students brief Minister Sorenson on key priorities identified by high school students across Canada

April 10, 2015 – Ottawa, Ontario – Department of Finance

Minister of State (Finance) Kevin Sorenson met with students who participated in CIVIX’s Student Budget Consultation to receive their priorities and proposals for the upcoming federal budget.

Students from Glebe Collegiate Institute and Sandalwood Heights Secondary School presented Minister Sorenson with the results of the consultation, which sought views from students across Canada on important national issues, as part of CIVIX’s efforts to raise awareness about public finances and the federal budget process.

Some of the issues identified in this year’s survey include debt reduction, lower taxes, and helping students succeed in a competitive global marketplace.  

Quick Facts

  • CIVIX is a national charitable organization whose mission is to grow young Canadians into engaged, committed and active citizens.
  • Over 5,000 students took part in this year’s survey, helping to promote civic engagement and financial literacy among Canada’s youth.
  • The Student Budget Consultation initiative is in its third year.


“For the past three years, the CIVIX Student Budget Consultation has helped us to better understand the most pressing national issues for young Canadians. I am delighted to note that on key issues, such as balancing the budget, debt reduction, and lowering taxes, we stand in step with the thousands of students who participated in this initiative from coast to coast to coast. I want to thank the students and teachers for investing their time and energy in this worthwhile initiative. Their enthusiastic participation inspires great hope for Canada’s future.”

- Kevin Sorenson, Minister of State (Finance)

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Office of the Minister of State (Finance)

Stéphanie Rubec
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Department of Finance

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