Parliamentary Committees

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

Budget 2022 Consultation Now Open!

Share your ideas and priorities for the next provincial budget! Participate by sending in written comments or filling out the online survey through the Committee's consultation portal.

The consultation closes at 5:00 p.m. (Pacific) on Thursday, September 30, 2021

If you are interested in presenting, please contact the Parliamentary Committees Office at FinanceCommittee@leg.bc.ca or 250-356-2933 or 1-877-428-8337 (toll-free in BC) to be added to a waitlist. 

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. This year, the consultation will take place throughout the summerBritish Columbians will be invited to share their thoughts, ideas and priorities through a variety of participation options. The Committee will review 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 2022 Consultation Paper

How can I participate?

There are many ways to participate!

Meet with the Committee at a public hearing

The Committee will be holding a number of meetings to hear from individuals and organizations from across the province. The meetings are expected to be a mix of virtual (video/teleconference) and in-person meetings. If you are interested in presentingplease contact the Parliamentary Committees Office at FinanceCommittee@leg.bc.ca or 250-356-2933 or 1-877-428-8337 (toll-free in BC) to be added to a waitlist.

Provide written, audio or video comments

You can submit your ideas in writing or in audio/video format through the online consultation portal by 5:00 p.m. (Pacific) on Thursday, September 30.

Fill out a survey

The budget consultation paper includes questions about key issues which you can fill out here by 5:00 p.m. (Pacific) on Thursday, September 30.

Additional participation options

If you require assistance or would like additional participation options, please contact the Parliamentary Committees Office at 250-356-2933 or 1-877-428-8337 (toll-free in BC) or FinanceCommittee@leg.bc.ca.

What happens with my input?

The Committee considers the priorities expressed by the 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. This year, the Committee intends to release its report in November 2021.

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

Keep an eye on our websiteTwitter and Facebook.

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