Pre-Budget Consultations for the 2022-2023 Operating Budget
Government is now working on plans for the 2022-2023 operating budget for the province. The budget estimates how much money government might bring in during the year – and how much it expects to spend on programs and services for Islanders.
Prince Edward Island continues to lead the country in several key economic areas including population growth, retail and wholesale trade, and investments in building construction.
Employment rates continue to recover from the severe impacts of COVID-19. Employment had been projected to improve as the province continues to adapt and introduce safety measures such as the PEI Vax Pass to keep the economy moving forward. Government continues to advocate for an end to the recent export ban on potatoes to the US, and to work to mitigate the impact on farm families, farm workers, and the Island business community.
The 2021 Fall Fiscal and Economic Update shows a revised deficit forecast of $60.6 million for 2021-2022 (a significant improvement compared to the deficit plan of $112.2 million outlined in the Spring 2021 Operating Budget), though it remains challenging to predict expected revenue and spending requirements during a global pandemic.
How to participate
There are a few ways for the public to share ideas on what they want to see – or not see – in the upcoming budget.
You can participate in a virtual consultation on Zoom by emailing email@example.com to register.
- Tuesday, January 11, from 2:00 – 4:00pm; or
- Wednesday, January 12, from 2:00 - 4:00 pm (with simultaneous consultation in French)
Join the Facebook Live event on the Government of Prince Edward Island’s Facebook page on Thursday, January 13, at 7:00 pm.
You can also email a submission to firstname.lastname@example.org
The deadline for submissions is January 24, 2022
See what Islanders said during Pre-budget Consultations 2021.