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2014 Federal Budget Public Consultation Process Begins 

Canadian Tax Adviser


June 18, 2013


The federal government has announced the launch of its online consultation process for the 2014 federal budget to allow Canadians to express their views and priorities. Finance has asked for interested parties to submit up to three recommendations for review until the pre-budget consultation period ends on August 5, 2013. After that, pre-budget hearings on six specific themes identified by Finance will be held in the fall.

Key consultation issues
Finance has identified the following topics which it says will be discussed at the pre-budget hearings:


  • Focusing on fiscal sustainability and economic growth
  • Helping vulnerable Canadians, including Aboriginal Canadians, youth, persons with a disability and newcomers
  • Supporting research and innovation, including through tax incentives
  • Ensuring prosperous and secure rural and urban communities
    Improving government efficiency, including through reducing red tape
  • Maximizing employment opportunities for Canadians.



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