Palliser MP gathers local input for upcoming Federal Budget
January 20, 2012

Local community forum asks residents for their ideas to create jobs and economic growth in Palliser

Moose Jaw, SK – Palliser MP Ray Boughen is asking local residents to make their voices heard in advance of the Harper government’s upcoming federal budget.

“We have been working hard to implement Canada’s Economic Action Plan and its job-creating measures.  Already, the Plan has been a big boost to the economy.  Indeed, Canada has created nearly 600,000 net new jobs in recent years – the best record for all G-7 countries,” said MP Ray Boughen.  “However, the global economy remains challenging – especially in the United States and Europe.  That’s why we need to stay squarely focused on jobs and economic growth.”

As a result, the federal government is consulting widely with Canadians across the country for ideas on how best to create jobs and grow the economy in the next budget, while keeping taxes low and returning to balanced budgets in the medium term.

“I am a strong believer that the best idea to help the economy in the Palliser riding and across Canada is the result of talking to people directly about what works and getting their input,” remarked Mr. Boughen.  “Indeed, many of the ideas we heard in these pre-budget meetings in past years have been directly reflected in the actual federal budget.”

In order to ensure that all Canadians can participate in pre-budget consultations, all residents of Palliser are invited to provide feedback at www.fin.gc.ca preferably before the end of January so that the government will be able to use the information while preparing the budget.