Islanders invited to provide input during pre-budget consultations
Islanders are invited to participate in pre-budget consultations taking place in the coming weeks to share their ideas and priorities that will help create the upcoming budget for the province.
Minister of Finance, Darlene Compton will hold consultations on the 2020-21 Budget both online and at four public meetings across the Island. These consultations provide Islanders, organizations, and businesses the chance to provide input and feedback on what they would like to see in the budget.
“I look forward to hearing the great ideas and priorities of Islanders. Their feedback and suggestions will help us craft a budget that is responsive to the needs of the people of our province. We are committed to providing action on the priorities that matter most to Islanders including housing, social programs, education and healthcare.”
- Minister of Finance Darlene Compton
Input and suggestions can be made at Pre-Budget Consultations until February 29, 2020. In addition, the dates and locations of the public meetings are as follows:
- Tuesday, February 4, Montague (storm date February 5)
- Thursday, February 6, Alberton (storm date February 7)
- Tuesday, February 11, Charlottetown (storm date February 12)
- Tuesday, February 18, Summerside (Storm date February 19)
Simultaneous interpretation in both official languages will be available during the Summerside session.
Some highlights from last year’s budget include substantial investments to assist Islanders, such as increasing the social assistance rates, affordable housing developments, and increasing the low-income threshold to put more money back in the hands of those Islanders who need it most.
Department of Finance