2010 pre-budget consultations set to begin in province

Staff ~ The Telegram
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Provincial Finance Minister Tom Marshall announced today he will begin public consultations in the province Jan. 15 to gather input on priorities for Budget 2010.
"These sessions provide an excellent opportunity for the public to directly inform government as we prepare to deliver Budget 2010," Marshall said.
"Through these meetings, we hear about local issues and what the residents of the province would like to see for the future of our province. It is also an opportunity for our government to identify the challenges and opportunities we face as we continue to emerge from the financial uncertainty experienced globally."
This year consultations will be held in Corner Brook, Stephenville, St. John's, Labrador City/Wabush, Happy Valley-Goose Bay, St. Anthony, Marystown, Clarenville, Carbonear, Bonavista, Grand Falls-Windsor, Gander and Springdale.
Those who would like to participate in one of the scheduled consultation meetings are requested to register 48 hours prior to the scheduled meeting by phoning 709-729-2944 or by e-mailing budget@gov.nl.ca.

2010 pre-budget consultation schedule:
• Friday, Jan. 15 - Glynmill Inn in Corner Brook from 10 a.m. to noon;
• Friday, Jan. 15 - Holiday Inn in Stephenville from 2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.;
• Monday, Jan. 18 - Haven Inn in St. Anthony from 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.;
• Monday, Jan. 18 - Hotel North Two in Happy Valley-Goose Bay from 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.;
• Tuesday, Jan. 19 - Town of Labrador City Council Chamber Room, Labrador City/Wabush from 1:30 p.m. -3:30 p.m.;
• Monday, Jan. 25 - Marystown Hotel and Convention Centre, Marystown from 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.;
• Tuesday, Jan. 26 - The Harbour Quarters Inn, Bonavist from 10 a.m. - noon;
• Tuesday, Jan. 26 - Clarenville Inn, Clarenville from 2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.;
• Monday, Feb. 1 - Albatross Hotel, Gander from 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.;
• Monday, Feb. 1 - Mount Peyton Hotel, Grand Falls-Windsor from 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.;
• Tuesday, Feb. 2 - Riverwood Inn, Springdale from 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.;
• Friday, Feb. 5 - Battery Hotel and Conference Centre, St. John's from 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m., 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.;
• Monday, Feb. 8 - Fong's Motel, Carbonear 10 a.m. - noon.

For those unable to attend a session, written submissions can be made via mail, fax or e-mail addressed to: the Minister of Finance, Department of Finance, P.O. Box 8700, St. John's, NL, A1B 4J6. Comments may also be faxed to 709-729-2070 or e-mailed to budgetsubmissions@gov.nl.ca. For further information contact 709-729-2944.

Organizations: Glynmill Inn, Haven Inn, Labrador City Council Chamber Room Marystown Hotel and Convention Centre Harbour Quarters Inn Clarenville Inn Riverwood Inn Department of Finance

Geographic location: St. John's, Corner Brook, Labrador Happy Valley Goose Bay St. Anthony Marystown Springdale Grand Falls

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  • TaWatch
    July 02, 2010 - 13:14

    How can the working TaxPayer attend these meeting when they are held between 9-5. Only the unemployed, social services clients and retired can attend.

    Are politicians refusing to work at night and weekends. Whenvever they vote themselves a raise, they always tell us they work 24/7 !!

  • TaWatch
    July 01, 2010 - 19:53

    How can the working TaxPayer attend these meeting when they are held between 9-5. Only the unemployed, social services clients and retired can attend.

    Are politicians refusing to work at night and weekends. Whenvever they vote themselves a raise, they always tell us they work 24/7 !!