WINNIPEG - More opportunities to be heard and have your say in shaping the Manitoba 2020-21 provincial budget with more public engagement meetings.
The province has launched a Build a Budget feature, here, that gives Manitobans a chance to create a provincial budget focused on your priorities. The province is asking for your suggestions on how government spending and revenue should be prioritized, as well as suggested efficiencies and ideas for innovative ways to save money while ensuring services are available. The website also offers an online survey.
In-person pre-budget consultations are scheduled for:
Tuesday, Jan. 7 from 7 to 9 p.m., at Sturgeon Heights Community Centre, 210 Rita St., Winnipeg;
Thursday, Jan. 9 from 3 to 5 p.m. at New Iceland Heritage Museum, 108-94 First Ave., Gimli;
Monday, Jan. 13 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Kikiwak Inn, Highway 10 North, Opaskwayak Cree Nation (near The Pas);
Monday, Jan. 13 from 3:30 to 5 p.m. at Best Western Thompson, 205 Mystery Lake Rd., Thompson;
Tuesday, Jan. 14 from 10:30 a.m. to noon at Flin Flon City Hall, 20 First Ave., Flin Flon;
Tuesday, Jan. 14 from 1:30 to 3 p.m. at Westwood Inn (Valley Room), 473 Westwood Rd., Swan River;
Wednesday, Jan. 15 from 7 to 9 p.m. at Southdale Community Centre, 254 Lakewood Blvd., Winnipeg;
Wednesday, Jan. 22 from 1:30 to 3 p.m. at Millennium Exhibition Centre, 227 10th Ave. NW, Altona;
Thursday, Jan. 23 from 7 to 9 p.m. at Garden City Community Centre, 725 Kingsbury Ave., Winnipeg; and
Monday, Jan. 27 from 3:30 to 5 p.m. at Jake Epp Library, 255 Elmdale St., Steinbach.
Manitobans are invited to submit written feedback to:
Minister of Finance
c/o Budget Consultations
Room 103 - 450 Broadway
Winnipeg, MB R3C 0V8
Written submissions can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.