Parliamentary Committees

Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services: Annual Budget Consultation

Budget 2023 Consultation


The Committee released its Report on the Budget 2023 Consultation on August 11, 2022. Committee Members thank everyone who took the time to participate and share their input.

To receive direct updates about the consultation, contact FinanceCommittee@leg.bc.ca to be added to our email distribution list. 


Every year, the Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services holds a public consultation on the next provincial budget. British Columbians can share their thoughts, ideas, and priorities through a variety of participation options. The Committee reviews all input received and make recommendations to the Legislative Assembly for the next provincial budget.


Why does the Committee consult on the provincial budget?

The Budget Transparency and Accountability Act SBC 2000, c.23 requires a select standing committee of the Legislative Assembly to hold a budget consultation and report on the results by November 15 each year. The Legislative Assembly has assigned this task to the Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services.

The Act also requires the Minister of Finance to release a budget consultation paper which is referred to the Committee and outlines the province's fiscal forecast, key budget issues and how British Columbians can share their views. 

Read the Budget 2023 Consultation Paper [English]

Read the Budget 2023 Consultation Paper [Simplified Chinese]

Read the Budget 2023 Consultation Paper [Traditional Chinese]

Read the Budget 2023 Consultation Paper [Punjabi]


How can I participate?

There are many ways to participate!

Present to the Committee at a public hearing

Provide written comments

Fill out a survey

Please note the deadline to provide input on the Budget 2023 is now closed. Thank you to everyone who participated. 

 

What happens with my input?

The Committee considers the priorities expressed by British Columbians and develops recommendations for the next provincial budget. Your input and the Committee's recommendations are included in a report to the Legislative Assembly that is publicly released on or before November 15 each year.


How can I stay up-to-date on the consultation?

Keep an eye on our websiteTwitter and Facebook.

To receive direct updates about the consultation, contact FinanceCommittee@leg.bc.ca to be added to our email distribution list.





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