More Details on Ontario’s Pre-Budget Consultations

Yesterday the Ministry of Finance released details about Ontario’s pre-budget consultations. Similar to last year, the province is launching a series of consultations called “Budget Talks.” In particular the government is looking for information about how it can improve public services, support an innovative business environment, build and revitalize public infrastructure, and better invest in talent and skills.

During last year’s consultations over 300,000 Ontarians submitted comments. Those interested in submitting feedback to the Ministry of Finance this year have until January 31st to do so. Comments can be submitted through a variety of methods, including:

  • Sending an email to
  • Tweeting ideas using the hashtag #BudgetTalks
  • Mailing The Honourable Charles Sousa
    Minister of Finance
    c/o Budget Secretariat
    Frost Building North, 3rd Floor
    95 Grosvenor Street
    Toronto, ON  M7A 1Z1
  • Participating in a town hall

Municipalities and other interested stakeholders can also submit comments to the Standing Committee on Finance and Economic Affairs by February 2nd. The committee will also be holding consultations in Hamilton, Ottawa, Sault Ste. Marie, Thunder Bay, Toronto and Windsor during the weeks of January 18 and February 1, 2016.

AMCTO will be submitting a pre-budget submission this year, and anyone interested in more information is encourage to contact Eric Muller (

Fore more:

Government of Ontario Pre-Budget Consultations

Building Ontario Up: 2015 Ontario Budget 

AMO 2015 Pre-Budget Submission 

AMCTO Pre-Budget Statement



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