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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 Travels West for Public Hearings on 15-18 October

Ottawa, October 10, 2018 —

"As announced on 11 September 2018, members of the House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance will be travelling throughout Western Canada during the week of 15 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. We also encourage all interested Canadians who were not invited to make a formal appearance before the Committee to take the opportunity to speak on these topics during the 'open mic' sessions at each meeting. In order to hear from as many individuals as our time allows, 'open mic' participants will have up to one minute to share their views," 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 for audience remarks:

There will be a 15 minute session for audience remarks at the beginning of each meeting, from 8:45 a.m. to 9:00 a.m., 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. on the morning of the meeting. Sign up will be on a first come first serve basis.

If more than 15 individuals sign up, the remaining individuals can request to remain on the list for the second session of audience remarks, which will take place from 12:15 p.m. to 12:45 p.m. Those who do not indicate that they wish to remain on the list for the second 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 session. Individuals must sign up at the meeting room before 11:45 a.m. for the second 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 15, 2018
 Whitehorse, Yukon
 Gold Rush Inn
 209-212 Main Street
 Whitehorse, YK
 Y1A 2B1
  Room: Town Hall
 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 16, 2018
 Victoria, British Columbia
 Sandman Hotel Victoria
 2852 Douglas Street
 Victoria, BC
 V8T 4M5
  Room: Orchid 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
  Wednesday, October 17, 2018
 Edmonton, Alberta
 The Westin Edmonton
 10135 100 St. NW
 Edmonton, AB
  T5J 0N7
  Room: Manitoba
 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 18, 2018
 Winnipeg, Manitoba
  Delta Hotels Winnipeg
  350 St Mary Ave
 Winnipeg, MB
 R3C 3J2
  Room: Delta A
 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

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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