Chime in on the budget

A public hearing regarding the 2016 provincial budget will be held in Castlegar on September 16.

There will be a public hearing at the Fireside Inn on Wednesday, September 16 to discuss the 2016 provincial budget.

Registration for the hearing opened Tuesday at 9 a.m., and while anyone wishing to speak to the budget can register up until the day of the event, it’s recommended that they register as early as possible.

All of the MLAs who make up the finance committee are expected to attend. That includes Wm. Scott Hamilton for Delta North, Carol James for Victoria-Beacon Hill, Dan Ashton for Penticton, Eric Foster for Vernon-Monashee, Simon Gibson for Abbotsford-Mission, George Heyman for Vancouver-Fairview, Gary Holman for Saanich North and the Islands, Mike Morris for Prince George-Mackenzie, Jane Jae Kyung Shin for Burnaby-Lougheed, and John Yap for Richmond-Steveston.

To register, contact the parliamentary committee office at 1-877-428-8337 or by email at FinanceCommittee@leg.bc.ca.

Comments can also be submitted in writing. The deadline for all public input is Thursday, October 15, and the committee will release a report on the results of its consultations by Sunday, November 15.