Our Brief for the 2017 Pre-Budget Consultations
NOVEMBER 2016 – CANADA
On June 3rd, the House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance launched its pre-budget consultation process, and invited the participation of Canadians. The focus of written submissions to the Committee and appearances in fall 2016 should be the following:
- What federal measures would help Canadians generally – and such specific groups as the unemployed, Indigenous peoples, those with a disability and seniors – maximize, in the manner of their choosing, their contributions to the country’s economic growth?
- What federal actions would assist Canada’s businesses – in all regions and sectors – meet their expansion, innovation and prosperity goals, and thereby contribute to economic growth in the country?
- What federal measures would ensure that urban, rural and remote communities throughout Canada enable residents to make their desired contribution to the country’s economic growth and businesses to expand, prosper and serve domestic and international customers in order to contribute to growth?
CCCBET took advantage of this opportunity to voice some of our concerns regarding employment.
A report on the consultations will be tabled in the House of Commons in December 2016.