Parliamentary Committees

Finance Committee launches public consultations on Budget 2016


September 15, 2015

Legislative Assembly - Province of British Columbia

VICTORIA –The all-party Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services has launched its public consultations on the next provincial budget. The consultations are based on the Budget 2016 Consultation Paper released by the Minister of Finance.

British Columbians are again invited to participate this year by presenting at a community public hearing in person, via conference call or by videoconference; making a written submission; sending an audio or video file; or completing an online survey. This year’s consultations have been adapted to accommodate the fall sitting of the Legislative Assembly, which begins September 28, 2015.

“The consultation process provides an important opportunity for British Columbians to provide feedback that can help shape the budget-making process,” said committee chair Wm. Scott Hamilton. “The committee will issue a report to the Legislative Assembly in November containing recommendations for Budget 2016, based on the submissions collected through the consultation process,” added deputy chair Carole James.

The deadline for public input is midnight Thursday, October 15, 2015. To view the budget consultation paper and make a submission, please visit the committee’s website at:

The public consultations on the provincial budget are held annually in accordance with the Budget Transparency and Accountability Act. The committee must release a report on the results of its consultations by November 15, 2015.

For more information on the work of the committee, including a list of committee members, please visit the committee’s website:

For further information:
Susan Sourial
Clerk Assistant, Committees and Interparliamentary Relations
Room 224, Parliament Buildings
Victoria, B.C., V8V 1X4
Telephone: 250 356-2933 (collect)
Toll-free: 1 877 428-8337
Fax: 250 356-8172