Manitoba Finance Minister Cameron Friesen reports pre-budget consultations have resulted in an unprecedented volume of submissions by Manitobans. He says in just more than eight weeks their consultations have resulted in close to 12,300 visits to their interactive website and more than 53 hundred visits to the website created for confidential recommendations from civil servants within government.
Friesen says they have been reaching out to Manitobans as they prepare their fiscal plan and he encourages those who haven’t yet shared their input to do so by Thursday. The website www.YourprovinceYourplan.ca features an interactive tool where you answer questions to build a budget based on your priorities. The minister says information from both public consultations as well as the first phase of a fiscal performance review currently underway will be used to develop Budget 2017.