Hearing on B.C. budget planned for Osoyoos

Public hearing set for Wednesday at Sonora Community Centre

  • Sep. 18, 2012 8:00 p.m.

A public hearing about next year’s provincial budget will be held Wednesday in Osoyoos.

Douglas Horne, chair of the Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services, invites interested taxpayers and stakeholders to present their ideas on how to keep B.C.’s economy strong and what they want to see in B.C.’s budget. The input the committee receives will help determine what is included in the 2013/14 budget.

Wednesday’s public hearing will be held at the Sonora Community Centre, 8505 68th Ave., from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

“Our government wants to engage British Columbians and hear from them about what they want to see in their budget,” said Horne, MLA for Coquitlam-Burke Mountain. “British Columbia has been able to weather the global fiscal uncertainty better than most, and our government is committed to balancing the budget and controlling spending. Statistics Canada reports B.C. leads the nation in job creation and I look forward to hearing from people on how we can continue this positive news.”

Including the stop in Osoyoos, the bipartisan committee will visit 19 communities across B.C. and conduct a further three video conference sessions.

In addition to making a submission at the public hearing, residents, business operators and stakeholders can make written, audio or video submissions, and respond to an online survey through the committee’s website: www.leg.bc.ca/budgetconsultations/index.asp.