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Standing Committee on Finance
House of Commons / Chambre des communes
Comité permanent des finances

For immediate release


NEWS RELEASE


House Finance Committee's Public Hearings 1-5 October in Atlantic Canada, Quebec and Ontario

Ottawa, September 25, 2018 –

“As announced on 11 September 2018, members of the House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance will be travelling throughout Eastern Canada during the week of 1 October in order to hear from individuals and groups about their priorities for the next budget. We encourage witnesses to focus remarks on economic growth and how to ensure Canada’s competitiveness. As well, Canadians who were not invited to make a formal appearance before the Committee will have the opportunity to participate in the ‘open mic’ sessions at each meeting. During these sessions, participants will have up to one minute to share their views with the Committee to allow as many individuals as possible to speak,” said the Honourable Wayne Easter, P.C., M.P., Chair of the House Finance Committee.

“‘Open mic’ sessions provide a great opportunity for Canadians to share their views regarding the upcoming budget and the Committee hopes that a large number of individuals will take advantage of it,” Mr. Easter concluded.

How to participate in the open mic sessions:

There will be a 15-minute open mic session at the beginning of each meeting from 8:45 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. (10:00 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. in Oshawa) where the Committee will hear from a maximum of 15 individuals for up to one minute each, at the discretion of the Chair.

Individuals must sign up at the meeting room before 8:15 a.m. (9:30 a.m. in Oshawa) on the morning of the meeting. Sign up will be on a first come first served basis.

If more than 15 individuals sign up, the remaining individuals can request to remain on the list for the second open mic session, which will take place from 12:15 p.m. to 12:45 p.m. (2:45 p.m. to 3:15 p.m. in Toronto, 2:15 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. in Oshawa). Those who do not indicate that they wish to remain on the list for the second open mic session by 9:00 a.m. will be removed from the list.

The Committee will hear from a maximum of 30 individuals for up to one minute each, at the discretion of the Chair, during the second open mic session. Individuals must sign up at the meeting room before 11:45 a.m. (2:15 p.m. in Toronto, 1:45 p.m. in Oshawa) for the second open mic session.

Please note that witnesses and members of the public will be required to undergo security screening and must provide photo identification before being given access to the meeting room. Line–ups may occur.

  Monday, October 1, 2018
 Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island
 Rodd Charlottetown
 75 Kent Street
 Charlottetown, PE
 C1A 7K4
 Room: Victorian Room
 8:45 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Audience Remarks
 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Public Hearings
 10:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Public Hearings
 12:15 p.m. - 12:45 p.m. Audience Remarks

  Tuesday, October 2, 2018
 Saint John, New Brunswick
 Delta Hotels
 39 King Street
 Saint John, NB
 E2L 4W3
 Room: Ballroom BC
 8:45 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Audience Remarks
 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Public Hearings
 10:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Public Hearings
 12:15 p.m. - 12:45 p.m. Audience Remarks

  Wednesday, October 3, 2018
 Québec City, Quebec
 Centre des congrès de Québec
 1000, René-Lévesque Blv. East
 Québec, QC
 G1R 5T8
 Room: 306A
 8:45 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Audience Remarks
 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Public Hearings
 10:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Public Hearings
 12:15 p.m. - 12:45 p.m. Audience Remarks
  Thursday, October 4, 2018
 Oshawa, Ontario
 Oshawa Convention Centre
 67 Simcoe Street North
 Oshawa, ON
 L1G 4S3
 Room: A-B Room
 10:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. Audience Remarks
 10:15 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. Public Hearings
 12:45 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. Public Hearings
 2:15 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. Audience Remarks

  Friday, October 5, 2018
 Toronto, Ontario
 Radisson Admiral Hotel
 249 Queen’s Quay West
 Toronto, ON
 M5J 2N5
 Room: Admiral Ballroom
 8:45 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Audience Remarks
 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Public Hearings
 10:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Public Hearings
 1:15 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. Public Hearings
 2:45 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. Audience Remarks

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For more information, please contact:
David Gagnon, Clerk of the Standing Committee on Finance
Tel: 613-992-9753
Alexandre Jacques, Committee Clerk
Tel: 613-992-9602
E-mail: FINA@parl.gc.ca