Online site open for federal-budget input
Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo Conservative MP Cathy McLeod is inviting the public to participate in the online federal pre-budget consultation process, which will result in a report to be tabled in the House of Commons prior to the December 2012 parliamentary break.
This year, the standing committee has introduced the online submission of answers to specific questions on which the committee is focused.
The site at which Canadians can contribute their ideas online is here and will be open until Friday, Aug. 3.
Pre-budget consultation submissions will be put on the committee’s website after they have been translated.
Following translation, the submissions will be circulated to all members of the House finance committee, who will identify those whom they would like to invite to make an oral presentation.
Hearings are expected to begin in September.
“Canadians in my riding and across our nation can be counted on to contribute their priorities that should be included in the federal budget in 2013,” McLeod said.
“I’m always impressed by the wide range of ideas that are brought to the table.”