The Department of Finance is responsible for co-ordinating the annual budgetary process for the Provincial Government, including pre-budget consultations. In doing so it works with departments to prepare, review and analyze budget requests. This information is then used to inform budget decisions and develop multi-year forecasts for revenues, expenditures and cash requirements.
Our province continues to face a very serious financial situation. We must continue to work together to find ways to create efficiencies and improve service delivery. To this end, each year the Minister of Finance oversees a pre-budget consultation process, which is designed to provide key stakeholders, individuals and interest groups an opportunity to identify budget priorities for consideration during the upcoming provincial budget.
This year, the pre-budget consultations will focus on The Way Forward: “A Vision for Sustainability and Growth in Newfoundland and Labrador”, which sets ambitious long term goals to improve our province while facing fiscal realities, and provides tangible actions to achieve those goals.
This year’s pre-budget consultations will be guided by the four focused areas of The Way Forward. Stakeholders and members of the public will be asked for their feedback in outlining priorities under these areas:
Interested parties and individuals can participate in the pre-budget consultations in one or more of the following ways:
January 26, 2017 – Provincial Government Seeks Feedback through Pre-budget Consultations
February 1, 2017 – Public Advisory: Pre-Budget Consultation Session for Gander Rescheduled
Thursday, February 2, 2017 to Monday, February 13, 2017
Stakeholders and members of the public who would like to participate in a pre-budget consultation are requested to register at least 48 hours in advance of the scheduled meeting time. Registration can be done on-line by clicking on the links provided below or in-person by telephoning (709) 729-3166.
|Thursday, February 2||St. John’s||7 p.m. – 9 p.m.||Knights of Columbus,
49 St. Clare Avenue
Monday, February 13
|Gander||7 p.m. – 9 p.m.||Albatross Hotel,
114 Trans-Canada Highway
|Thursday, February 2||Grand Falls-Windsor||7 p.m. – 9 p.m.||St. Joseph’s Hall,
5 Station Road
|Thursday, February 2||Clarenville||7 p.m. – 9 p.m.||College of the North Atlantic – Cafeteria,
69 Pleasant Street
|Thursday, February 2||St. Anthony||7 p.m. – 9 p.m.||Grenfell Interpretation Centre,
4 Maraval Road
|Friday, February 3||Marystown||2 p.m. – 4 p.m.||Marystown Hotel –
76 Ville Marie Drive
|Tuesday, February 7||Labrador West||7 p.m. – 9 p.m.||Arts and Culture Centre,
300 Hudson Drive
|Thursday, February 9||Harbour Grace||7 p.m. – 9 p.m.||The SPLASH Centre,
30A Cathedral Street
|Thursday, February 9||Stephenville||2 p.m. – 4 p.m.||Arts and Culture Centre,
380 Massachusetts Drive
|Monday, February 13||Corner Brook||2 p.m. – 4 p.m.||Corner Brook Civic Centre,
1 Canada Games Place
|Monday, February 13||Happy Valley-Goose Bay||7 p.m. – 9 p.m.||The Labrador Friendship Centre,
49 Grenfell Street
Written submissions or general inquiries can be sent to:
Minister of Finance
c/o Pre-Budget 2017
Department of Finance
P.O. Box 8700
Main Floor, East Block Confederation Building
St. John's, NL A1B 4J6
Submissions may also be emailed to email@example.com or faxed to (709) 729-0393.
For general inquiries please call: (709) 729-3166