A public consultation is now open for residents who want to share their suggestions for B.C.’s 2022 budget.

The Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services’ Budget 2022 Public Consultation opened on June 30th. Residents are encouraged to send in their comments or fill out an online survey.

Anyone wanting to make a presentation must express their interest by 5 p.m. on July 16th through the Parliamentary Committees Office. Presentations will take place in late August through September and are expected to be a mix of in-person and virtual meetings.

For details on how to participate, visit the Committee’s website or contact the Parliamentary Committees Office at 250 356-2933 or 1 877 428- 8337 (toll-free in B.C.).

“There isn’t a corner of this province that hasn’t been touched by the COVID-19 pandemic with every person, region and sector impacted in different ways,” said Janet Routledge, committee chair. “This consultation is an opportunity for British Columbians to tell us what they and their communities need most.”

The consultation closes on September 30th and the committee will review submissions, preparing a full report for the next budget by November 15th.

The Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services is one of 10 permanent parliamentary committees established to undertake work on behalf of the Legislative Assembly.