Yukoners have three weeks to have their say about the federal budget for 2013-14.
The August 3 deadline to give input into the 2013 budget is “fast-approaching,” MP Ryan Leef announced in a release yesterday.
The call for comments follows shortly after the Conservatives much-criticized implementation bill for this year’s budget. Critics complained that the bill, which was stuffed with changes to about 70 laws, curtailed debate on important policy changes.
Leef urges residents to visit the website of the Standing Committee on Finance to complete a survey. It includes five questions.
The first, mentioning the fragile state of the world economy, asks for the most important ways to boost economic growth.
The second asks what Ottawa can do for job creation in Canada, “including that which occurs as a result of enhanced internal and international trade.”
The third asks how best to support Canada’s aging baby boomers. The fourth asks how to increase Canada’s economic productivity.
And the fifth question asks “In your view, who is facing the most challenges, what are the challenges that are being faced and what specific federal actions are needed to address these challenges?”
Answers are limited to 350 words.
Submissions will be published on the website and circulated by committee members. Some respondents will be asked to give oral presentations in September.
(Roxanne Stasyszyn and John Thompson)