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January 6, 2012

Pre-Budget Consultations to Begin

The schedule of annual pre-budget consultations was released today by the Honourable Tom Marshall, Minister of Finance and President of Treasury Board. The first consultation is in St. John’s on January 13.

“Consultations are a key component of the province’s budget process,” said Minister Marshall. “I look forward to gathering feedback from the people of Newfoundland and Labrador on some of the significant issues facing the province including our debt, fiscal sustainability and economic diversification.”

A complete schedule of consultations can be found below:

Date Location Venue Time
Friday, January 13 St. John’s Capital Hotel 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Friday, January 20 Corner Brook Glynmill Inn 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Friday, January 20 Stephenville Holiday Inn 2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Monday, January 23 St. Anthony Hotel North 12:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Monday, January 30 Arnold’s Cove Recreation Building 10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Monday, January 30 Burin TBD 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Monday, February 6 Wabush Town Hall – Council Chambers 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Monday, February 6 Happy Valley-Goose Bay Labrador Friendship Centre 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Monday, February 13 Gander Hotel Gander 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Monday, February 13 Grand Falls-Windsor Mount Peyton Hotel 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

“I believe it is important that we plan for the type of province that we wish to see in five, 10 or 20 years from now and I hope that this is a theme that is brought forward during the consultation process,” said Minister Marshall. “We must remember that our nonrenewable resources will not last forever and it is critical that we leverage them to the benefit of all residents of the province today and into the future.”

Those who would like to participate in a pre-budget meeting are requested to register at least 48 hours in advance of the scheduled meeting time by phoning 709-729-2944 or by e-mailing budget@gov.nl.ca.

Written submissions can be made via mail to: Minister of Finance, c/o Pre-Budget 2012, Department of Finance, P.O. Box 8700, St. John’s, NL, A1B 4J6. Submissions may also be e-mailed to budgetsubmissions@gov.nl.ca or faxed to 709-729-2070.

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Media contact:
Luke Joyce
Director of Communications
Department of Finance
709-729-6830, 725-4165

2012 01 06             3:35 p.m.

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