2017 Pre-Budget Consultations

The Budget Process

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.

Pre-Budget Consultations

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:

  • A more efficient public service
  • A stronger economic foundation
  • Better services
  • Better outcomes

Interested parties and individuals can participate in the pre-budget consultations in one or more of the following ways:

News Releases

January 26, 2017 – Provincial Government Seeks Feedback through Pre-budget Consultations

February 1, 2017 – Public Advisory: Pre-Budget Consultation Session for Gander Rescheduled

Registration Information and Schedule

Schedule for 2017 Pre-Budget Consultations

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.

Date LocationTime Venue Minister/Parliamentary Secretary
Thursday, February 2St. John’s 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.Knights of Columbus,
49 St. Clare Avenue
Minister Bennett
Bernard Davis
Monday, February 13
Gander 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.Albatross Hotel,
114 Trans-Canada Highway
Minister Haggie
Derek Bennett
Thursday, February 2Grand Falls-Windsor 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.St. Joseph’s Hall,
5 Station Road
Minister Hawkins
Thursday, February 2Clarenville 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.College of the North Atlantic – Cafeteria,
 69 Pleasant Street
Minister Coady
Colin Holloway
Thursday, February 2St. Anthony 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.Grenfell Interpretation Centre,
4 Maraval Road
Minister Mitchelmore
Friday, February 3Marystown 2 p.m. – 4 p.m.Marystown Hotel –
Salon A,
76 Ville Marie Drive
Minister Kirby
Mark Browne
Tuesday, February 7Labrador West 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.Arts and Culture Centre,
300 Hudson Drive
Graham Letto
Thursday, February 9Harbour Grace 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.The SPLASH Centre,
30A Cathedral Street
Minister Crocker
Thursday, February 9Stephenville 2 p.m. – 4 p.m.Arts and Culture Centre,
380 Massachusetts Drive
Minister Byrne
Monday, February 13Corner Brook 2 p.m. – 4 p.m.Corner Brook Civic Centre,
1 Canada Games Place
Minister Byrne
Minister Joyce
Monday, February 13Happy Valley-Goose Bay 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.The Labrador Friendship Centre,
49 Grenfell Street
Minister Trimper

Contact Information

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 or faxed to (709) 729-0393.

For general inquiries please call: (709) 729-3166

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