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2016 Pre-Budget Public Consultations

On behalf of the Government of Manitoba, the Minister of Finance is inviting you to help prepare the 2016 Budget by sharing your ideas and priorities.

This year, the pre-budget consultation process will involve consulting with organizations and stakeholders, travelling to several communities in Manitoba to hear their concerns and priorities, and providing several opportunities for Manitobans to engage in the budget process through an online survey and a province-wide telephone town hall.

Individuals, corporations, community groups and associations may share their priorities by:

Mail or Email:

Make a submission or write to the minister:
c/o "Pre-Budget Consultations"
Room 103, Legislative Building
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 0V8
Email the minister c/o minfin@leg.gov.mb.ca

Completing an Online Survey

The survey is now closed. Thank you for your input.

Participating in the telephone town hall meetings

There we will be two telephone town hall meetings where you can share your views on this year’s budget priorities and ask the minister questions. The telephone town hall meetings will take place between 7:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. on the following dates: .

    • October 22, 2015 – Winnipeg area focus - please register by October 19, 2015
    • October 23, 2015 – Rural Manitoba focus - please register by October 20, 2015

Registration for these meetings is now closed.

Attending public consultations across the province

At several of the public consultations, the minister will deliver a presentation to provide an overview of Manitoba’s economy, finances, and priorities. A copy of the 2016 Pre-Budget Consultation Presentation can be found here.

    • September 25, 2015The Pas
      1:00 to 2:00 p.m., University College of the North, Cafeteria,
      436 - 7th Street East
      Register by calling 204-623-2034
    • September 28, 2015 – Winnipeg South
      7:00 to 8:30 p.m., Glenwood Community Centre,
      27 Overton Street
      Register by calling 204-237-8771
    • September 29, 2015 – Gimli
      7:00 to 8:30 p.m., Lakeview Resort and Conference Centre,
      Lakeview North Room, 10 Centre Street
      Register by calling 204-482-7066 or toll free 1-855-695-1361
    • September 30, 2015 – Winnipeg West
      7:00 to 8:30 p.m., Woodhaven Community Club,
      200 Glendale Street
      Register by calling 204-832-2318
    • October 1, 2015Brandon
      7:00 to 8:30 p.m., Riverbank Discovery Centre,
      #1 – 545 Conservation Drive
      Register by calling 204-726-6796
    • October 4, 2015Iles des Chenes (bilingual presentation)
      2:00 to 3:30 p.m., TransCanada Centre,
      1 Rivard Street
      Register by calling 204-878-4644
    • October 5, 2015 – Morden
      7:00 to 8:30 p.m., Access Event Centre,
      Morden Chiropractic Centre Room,
      111 Gilmour Street
      Register by calling the Minister of Finance’s Office in Winnipeg 1-204-945-3952
    • October 6, 2015 – Winnipeg North East
      7:00 to 8:30 p.m., Valley Garden Community Centre,
      218 Antrim Road
      Register by calling 204-667-7244
    • October 7, 2015 – Winnipeg North West
      7:00 to 8:30 p.m., Maples Collegiate, Commons Room,
      1330 Jefferson Avenue
      Register by calling 204-421-9414

Disability accommodations are available upon request.

It is valuable to hear from organizations and individual Manitobans in order to prepare a budget that reflects the priorities of Manitobans. Thank-you for participating. 

For more information, please call 1-866-Manitoba (1-866-626-4862).

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