What are your priorities?

Richard Froese
South Peace News

Albertans are invited to share their ideas and priorities as the provincial government prepares Budget 2020.

People are welcome to state their priorities for government spending and saving in two ways, says a news release dated Jan. 15.

An online survey with questions on Albertans’ spending and saving priorities and ideas for job creation and growing Alberta’s economy is open until Feb. 7 at 4 p.m.

Government will host two telephone town hall meetings including one for northern Alberta on Jan. 27 from 6:30-8 p.m.

People will be able to speak directly to Finance Minister Travis Toews, MLA for Grande Prairie – Wapiti.

“Leading up to Budget 2019, we heard from more than 4,000 people online and almost 35,000 people during our telephone town hall meetings,” Toews says.

Albertans demonstrated that they have incredible insight into the choices we must make together to create jobs, get out of debt and grow our economy.”

Toews and Premier Jason Kenney announced Budget 2019 on Oct. 24, the first for the United Conservative Party since it was elected in April 2019.

“We made a good start in Budget 2019 and we need to keep that momentum going,” Toews says.

Ideas will help create Budget 2020 to be released in the spring.

More information on the telephone town meetings and how to participate can be found at alberta.ca/budget consultation.

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