Parliamentary Committees

Finance Committee announces public consultation plans for Budget 2015


August 25, 2014

Legislative Assembly - Province of British Columbia

VICTORIA –The all-party Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services has announced plans for the public consultations on the 2015 provincial budget.

The consultation period will formally open in September in conjunction with the release of the Budget 2015 Consultation Paper prepared by the Ministry of Finance.

This year’s consultations will include public hearings in 17 communities throughout the province, and a video-conference session covering an additional three locations. British Columbians are also invited to participate by making a written submission, sending an audio or video file, or completing an online survey.

Public hearings are scheduled for the following communities:

Victoria Sept. 15

Prince Rupert Sept. 16

Terrace Sept. 16

Fort St. John Sept. 17

Prince George Sept. 17

Vancouver Sept. 18

Whistler Sept. 22

Cranbrook Sept. 29

Castlegar Sept. 29

Kelowna Sept. 30

Kamloops Sept. 30

Williams Lake Oct. 1

Campbell River Oct. 1

Courtenay Oct. 2

Dawson Creek (video-conference session) Oct. 8

Quesnel (video-conference session)Oct. 8

Smithers (video-conference session) Oct. 8

Surrey Oct. 14

Mission Oct. 15

Delta Oct. 15

Further information on how to participate, including public hearing locations and times, as well as information on the work of the committee, is available on the committee’s website at:

Registration for the public hearings opens on Monday, Sept. 8, 2014, at 9 a.m. To register to make a presentation, please contact the Parliamentary Committees Office by phone, 1 877 428-8337, or by email:

Public consultations on the provincial budget are held annually in accordance with the Budget Transparency and Accountability Act. The committee will release a report on the results of its consultations by Nov. 15, 2014.

For further Information:

Susan Sourial
Committee Clerk
Room 224, Parliament Buildings
Victoria, B.C. V8V 1X4
Telephone: 250 356-2933
Toll-free: 1-877-428-8337
Fax: 250 356-8172