Parliamentary Committees

Finance Committee launches public consultations on Budget 2015


September 15, 2014

Legislative Assembly - Province of British Columbia

VICTORIA –The all-party Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services has launched the public consultations on the next provincial budget. The consultations are based on the Budget 2015 Consultation Paper released by the Minister of Finance.

This year’s budget consultations include public hearings in 17 communities throughout the province, and video-conference sessions covering an additional three locations. The committee is also inviting written submissions, audio or video files, and responses to an online survey.

“We look forward to hearing British Columbians’ budget priorities as we travel the province over the coming weeks,” said committee chair Dan Ashton. “Individuals and organizations can participate by attending a public hearing, making a written, audio, or video submission, or completing a short online survey,” added deputy chair Carole James.

To view the budget consultation paper and make a submission, please visit the committee’s website at: The deadline for submissions is Friday, October 17, 2014.

The 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 November 15, 2014.

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

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