Budget Talks

Budget Talks 2017-18

Dear Nova Scotians,

We need strong finances to build a strong Nova Scotia. There's never been a more critical time to make the right investments in our province. As Budget 2017-2018 approaches, government wants to be able to invest in quality health care, in the classroom, and in keeping youth in the province.

We want to get to a place where we have a sustainable provincial budget. We have made progress, but there is more to do.

During the next few weeks, I want Nova Scotians to help shape the 2017-2018 Budget -- and future budgets.

Not every idea can be realized in this year's budget, but every voice matters. How you can participate can be found following this letter. I look forward to hearing from you.


Randy Delorey
Minister of Finance and Treasury Board

How to participate:


Read the Nova Scotia Budget Primer. Some of the programs and services government provides can be found here. Learn more about taxes and tax credits.


Send us your ideas via:

  • Facebook
  • Email
  • Twitter (Reach us on Twitter @nsfinance)
  • Letters: Send a submission to Randy Delorey, Minister of Finance and Treasury Board. Please address it to Budget Talks, Department of Finance and Treasury Board, P.O. Box 187, Halifax, N.S., B3J 2N3.

The deadline for submissions is Jan. 16, 2017.
Budget submissions will be accepted in English or French.
Les soumissions sont acceptées en français ou en anglais.