Budget Consultations Begin

Finance and Treasury Board

November 24, 2016 9:54 AM

Nova Scotians can share their thoughts and comments to help shape the province's 2017-18 budget and future budgets.

Budget Talks 2017-18 opens today, Nov. 24, and Nova Scotians can send submissions until Jan. 16.

"We spent three years delivering on our progressive plan for a stronger Nova Scotia," said Finance and Treasury Board Minister Randy Delorey. "We have invested more in orthopedic surgeries, more in education and more to help recent graduates get their first jobs."

Mr. Delorey said the government is committed to working with Nova Scotians while this plan continues to evolve.

"We invested in the priorities of Nova Scotians," said Mr. Delorey. "We want to hear from Nova Scotians as we develop our next budget. This will ensure we keep investing in the priorities of Nova Scotians."

The fiscal plan estimates a surplus for the 2017-18 fiscal year. It also estimates surpluses for the next three fiscal years.

Nova Scotians can participate in Budget Talks 2017-18 by:
-- emailing a submission to budget@novascotia.ca
-- mailing a submission addressed to Budget Talks 2017-18, Department of Finance and Treasury Board, P.O. Box 187, Halifax, NS, B3J 2N3
-- talking with an MLA
-- tweeting @NSFinance

For more information, see the Budget Talks 2017-18 website at novascotia.ca/budget .


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     Nova Scotians can share their thoughts and comments to help

shape the province's 2017-18 budget and future budgets.

     Budget Talks 2017-18 opens today (November 24th) and Nova

Scotians can send submissions until January 16th.

     Finance and Treasury Board Minister Randy Delorey says

government is making investments in education, health care and

young people. He says government wants to hear from Nova

Scotians and their ideas on the next budget to ensure

investments in their priorities continue.

     For more information see the Budget Talks 2017-18 website

at novascotia-dot-c-a-slash-budget .

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