Islanders invited to give their input during pre-budget consultations
Online submissions for pre-budget consultations open today for Islanders to share their input and ideas for the upcoming provincial 2021-22 operating budget.
This year, all pre-budget consultations will take place virtually to meet current public health measures. Islanders can submit their input at Pre-Budget Consultations for the 2021-2022 Operating Budget until January 22, 2021.
“I invite all Islanders to participate and send us their ideas, input and suggestions. We will use this information to develop a budget to meet Islander’s priorities in areas such as healthcare, education, environment and social programs and to support our on-going COVID-19 response”.
- Finance Minister Darlene Compton
As a result of ongoing Gender and Diversity Analysis on pre-budget consultations and discussions with key stakeholders, we will be incorporating additional measures to ensure that our consultations are both inclusive and accessible to Islanders.
Virtual consultations this year will include a Facebook Live event, hosted by Minister Compton, and that schedule will be announced in the coming weeks.
Some highlights of the 2020-2021 Operating Budget include increased investments in health, education, the environment and our most vulnerable, as well as the COVID Contingency Fund for programs and services to assist people during the second-wave of the pandemic.
Department of Finance