Budget 2021 Consultation

COVID-19 has affected every aspect of our lives, our communities, and the way we do business. Many of us are adjusting to a new routine working from home, while other families are grappling with the financial reality of reduced hours or job loss.

Going into this pandemic, B.C. had one of the fastest growing economies in the country, zero operating debt, and one of the lowest unemployment rates among the provinces. This strong fiscal foundation is what will help with British Columbia’s economic recovery.

We are working towards a new normal for ourselves and our economy. And we will get there together, by continuing to build on Budget 2020 and the work we started over three years ago.

In communities throughout B.C., work is underway on new roads, hospitals and schools to create a better quality of life with more access to the health and community services people depend on.

Significant investments in education, skills training and the new B.C. Access Grant will help people respond to the current challenges in our job market, while moving towards a future in our province where your opportunities are not defined by your age, income bracket or home address.

This is the future we all want for ourselves, our friends, our children and our grandchildren. And together, I know we will get there. This budget consultation is your opportunity to share your ideas and outline your priorities for the future of our province.

I recognize that many people are feeling uncertain about what the future may bring. Indeed, the road ahead of us is not without its challenges.

But when I am out in my community, I see what I have always seen: the incredible resilience and compassion of British Columbians and an unwavering belief that we can – and will – build a better future, together.

The Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services is one of ten permanent parliamentary committees of the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia. Each year, the committee holds province-wide consultations to seek the views of people in B.C. and presents a final report with recommendations to the Legislative Assembly.

Current Budget Consultation

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How to Submit Your Ideas

To participate in the consultation process, please visit the Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services.

Previous Budget Consultations

View budget consultation papers from previous years: