Minister Poilievre seeks input from business community for Budget 2014  


January 16, 2014


Minister Poilievre seeks input from business community for Budget 2014  


Ottawa, ON– Minister Poilievre is asking for business in the Manotick community to share their ideas for this year’s federal budget with him on Friday January 17, 2014.


“With over 1 million net new jobs since the end of the global recession- the best growth record among all G-7 countries -and overall tax burden at its lowest level in nearly 50 years, our Government continues to make the economy its number one priority, said Minister Poilievre. Reliable stewardship of the economy is what has protected Canada from suffering the same fate as its European counterparts”.


“We want to hear from Canadians on how our Government can better position Canada for further job creation and economic growth while returning to balanced budgets.”


Like it has done in past years, the federal government is consulting with Canadians across the country. That includes Manotick, where the Minister will meet with members from the local business improvement area to discuss priorities in a pre-budget roundtable.


“Consulting directly with Canadians is an integral part of the budget process,” Minister Poilievre added. “Great ideas can come from anyone and many of the ideas brought forward in these meetings have been included in the actual federal budget. Everyone should participate.”


Budget 2014 will focus on job creation, promoting economic growth, and securing Canada’s long-term prosperity –  all while returning to balanced budgets in 2015. To this end, the federal government also welcomes suggestions on how it can further improve government efficiency and reduce unnecessary spending.


Canadians are reminded that they can provide their input online, as the federal government has launched a pre-budget consultation through the federal Finance Department website. All those interested in participating can find more information at