KENORA – Politics – Sarah Campbell, MPP for Kenora-Rainy River, is encouraging people, businesses, organizations and communities to share their thoughts about what ought to be included in the 2015 Ontario budget.
“People living in the northwest have many important priorities – some unique to our area and others which are felt across the province – that need to be heard and considered by the Ontario government when formulating its direction over the next year,” stated Campbell.
This year, the Finance committee has selected Fort Frances as one of only eight stops across the province for Ontarians to weigh in on their priorities for the upcoming fiscal year. Consultations will begin at 9 am, January 20th at La Place Rendez-Vous.
Although the deadline to request a presentation time slot has formally passed, late requests will be considered on a case by case basis. To submit a request for consideration, please contact the committee clerk. Alternatively, written submissions are still being accepted until January 30th at 5 pm EST by the clerk.
“My offices receive a large volume of correspondence on everything from the high price of hydro and everyday living in the north, to universal access to affordable healthcare, the future of our local economy, including that of the Fort Frances mill, the condition of our highways in the winter months, and balancing Ontario’s books. I am asking you to please take a few minutes and share these and your other priorities with the committee, said Campbell. “
“The input that is received by the committee will be listened to, read and considered. Let’s not leave the government with the impression that we aren’t concerned or that these issues aren’t important to the north. Now is our chance to have our say.”
To have your written priorities considered by the committee, you can mail, fax or email your thoughts to Katch Koch, clerk of the Finance committee at: Room 1405, Whitney Block, Toronto, ON M7A 1A2, (416) 325-3505 and firstname.lastname@example.org. To submit a request for an oral presentation, please email or phone Mr. Koch directly at (416) 325-3526.