Parliamentary Committees

Finance Committee Opens Budget 2019 Consultation

September 17, 2018

Media Release 

VICTORIA – The all-party Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services has opened its Budget 2019 Consultation. This annual consultation is based on the Budget 2019 Consultation Paper prepared by the Minister of Finance.

British Columbians can participate in the consultation in a variety of ways, including speaking with the committee in person or by teleconference at one of 14 public hearings; by providing a written, audio, or video submission; or by filling out an online survey. Registration for public hearings, along with the online survey and opportunity to provide a submission, is available at:

“The provincial budget has a direct role in the day-to-day life of British Columbians, and this consultation is a great opportunity to share your ideas, concerns and priorities,” said committee chair Bob D’Eith. “We carefully consider the input and suggestions of each individual and organization who participates.”

“Each year, the committee receives valuable insight and information on what matters most to British Columbians,“ added deputy chair Dan Ashton. “This input is critical to the work of the committee and we look forward to hearing from people in every region of the province.”

Public hearings will be held between September 17 and October 11, 2018. The consultation will close on October 15, 2018 at 5:00p.m. (Pacific time) and the committee must release its report by November 15, 2018.

The members of the committee are:
Bob D’Eith, MLA Maple Ridge-Mission (chair);
Dan Ashton, MLA Penticton (deputy chair);
Stephanie Cadieux, MLA Surrey South;
Mitzi Dean, MLA Esquimalt-Metchosin;
Sonia Furstenau, MLA Cowichan Valley;
Ronna-Rae Leonard, MLA Courtenay-Comox;
Peter Milobar, MLA Kamloops-North Thompson;
Tracy Redies, MLA Surrey-White Rock; and
Nicholas Simons, MLA Powell River-Sunshine Coast

For further information:
Jennifer Arril
Committee Clerk
Room 224 Parliament Buildings
Victoria BC V8V 1X4
T 250-356-2933
Toll Free in BC 1-877-428-8337
Fax: 250-356-8172