Government Seeks Budget Input in Kenora Consultation Meetings

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KENORA — The Ontario Government is asking people in the Kenora area for their best advice on how to make life more affordable, invest in critical public services and balance the budget by 2023 through public consultations for the 2020 Budget.

Today, Minister of Finance Rod Phillips and Greg Rickford, Minister of Energy, Northern Development and Mines, Minister of Indigenous Affairs and MPP for Kenora-Rainy River, are in Kenora to host two public consultations for the 2020 Budget.

The government is looking for ideas that will help build Ontario together by putting jobs, skills, and workers front and center, while continuing to focus on putting more money in people’s pockets, connecting people to places, building healthier and safer communities, and making government smarter.

“The Ontario Budget impacts us all. It is important for us to hear first-hand from everyone across the province about the priorities they feel should be included in our plan to build Ontario together,” said Minister Phillips. “Together, we can make this vision a reality and enable a better quality of life and high standard of living for all our citizens.”

In addition to Kenora, Minister Phillips and Parliamentary Assistant Stan Cho will be hosting community budget consultations along with MPPs across the province to hear directly from Ontario’s hard-working individuals, families and businesses.