Ontario Seeking Ideas from the People for the 2019 Budget
Opportunity now open to share innovative budget ideas
The Government for the People wants to hear directly from the people of Ontario about how they can cut red tape, improve government programs and services, and save taxpayers' money in the 2019 Ontario Budget.
Today, Minister of Finance Vic Fedeli launched this year's budget consultations designed to provide a variety of ways for the people of Ontario to tell the province their creative ideas. Given Ontario's inherited fiscal burden, the government is seeking innovative and cost-effective ideas that could help generate savings and improve the delivery of a program or service.
"Our government is listening to the people of Ontario," said Minister Fedeli. "It's important that Budget 2019 protects our vital public programs and respects taxpayer dollars. We want to hear directly from the people about how we could generate savings and efficiencies, or implement new innovative and cost-effective ideas that will improve the programs and services that they depend on every day."
As part of the consultations, people are encouraged to submit their innovative ideas no later than February 8, 2019.
The government remains committed to delivering on its five core commitments to Ontarians: to put more money in people's pockets, clean up the hydro mess, create and protect jobs, restore accountability and trust in government, and cut hospital wait times.
The minister will also attend in-person sessions across the province to hear from local communities. Ontarians can also submit ideas by filling out an online submission form, emailing ideas, or mailing their ideas directly to the Ministry of Finance.