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

For immediate release


Canadians are Invited to Share Their Priorities for the 2021 Federal Budget

Ottawa, June 12, 2020 -

The House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance is now launching its pre-budget consultations process and inviting Canadians to participate. These consultations will result in a report to be tabled in the House of Commons in December 2020, which will be considered by the Minister of Finance in preparation of the 2021 federal budget.

“The Committee looks forward to undertake this broad public consultation and to hear from Canadians from all over the country about their priorities for the next federal budget,” said the Honourable Wayne Easter, P.C. M.P. for Malpeque and Chair of the House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance. “Canadians’ contributions to this process will be of particular importance this year, given the tremendous challenges that the COVID-19 pandemic presents, and the ongoing uncertainty regarding future economic conditions.”

As a result, the Committee is interested in receiving written submissions and oral testimony on measures the federal government could take to restart the Canadian economy, as it recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic.

The deadline for written submissions to the Committee is no later than Friday, 7 August 2020 at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. Submissions must be no longer than 2,000 words and should adhere to the following template. All text contained in the submission, including – but not limited to – graphs, quotes, images and footnotes will count towards the submission’s limit of 2,000 words. Only one submission per organization or individual will be accepted. Submissions that do not meet these requirements may not be considered by the Committee; therefore, all efforts should be made to adhere to these requirements. Following translation, the submissions will be posted on the Committee’s website. Written briefs must be submitted through the Committee’s website.

On behalf of the Committee, the Clerk will extend invitations to selected organizations and individuals in the fall to appear as witnesses, by videoconference as required, during the pre-budget consultations hearings. All those who make a submission will be considered as having made a request to appear.

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For more information, please contact:
David Gagnon, Clerk of the Standing Committee on Finance
Tel: 613-992-9753