The provincial government is inviting Manitobans to participate in a series of online meetings and telephone town halls as it shapes its 2021 budget.
Finance Minister Scott Fielding said the government's priority is to "protect and support all Manitobans through the unprecedented fiscal and economic impacts of COVID-19."
The government has yet to set a date for delivering its budget.
Fielding will host four telephone town halls and four virtual engagement sessions in late January and early February. Manitobans are also invited to submit online and written feedback.
Telephone town halls:
- Tuesday, Jan. 26 at 6:30 p.m. for Winnipeg-area residents;
- Thursday, Jan. 28 at 6:30 p.m. for northern Manitobans;
- Monday, Feb. 1 at 6:30 p.m. for Winnipeg-area residents; and
- Wednesday, Feb. 3 at 6 p.m. for rural Manitobans.
- Wednesday, Jan. 27 at 6:30 p.m. for rural Manitobans;
- Tuesday, Feb. 2 at 6:30 p.m. English-French bilingual session;
- Wednesday, Feb. 3 at 7:30 p.m. for northern Manitobans; and
- Thursday, Feb. 4 at 6:30 p.m. for Winnipeg-area residents.
The Manitoba government has also launched an online budget survey through EngageMB and invites Manitobans to complete the survey and register for the virtual public engagement meetings and telephone town halls at https://engagemb.ca/budget-2021.
Manitobans can also email comments and ideas to firstname.lastname@example.org or mail written submissions to: Minister of Finance c/o Budget Consultations, 103-450 Broadway, Winnipeg, MB, R3C 0V8.