Federal 2022 Pre-Budget Consultations

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The Federal government is holding its 2022 Pre-Budget Consultations. It’s asking Canadians how the government “can invest to create jobs, strengthen the middle class and build a better economy for all Canadians.”

This is a great opportunity to share with the government the challenges and opportunities facing your organization. You can share your own ideas about the best ways forward and what you think the government should prioritize in the next budget.

One of the easiest ways to participate is to complete the Questionnaire. You can complete it in your capacity as a charity representative or as an individual. It’s a series of 10-15 multiple choice questions such as:

  • What investment do you think would best help to create jobs and grow the economy?
  • Which measures would you use to determine if Canada’s economy is recovering from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic?
  • How can the government help drive Canadian innovation to spur new jobs and growth?
  • What are the most important ways the government can ensure an inclusive economic recovery that leaves no Canadian behind?
  • What are your top priorities for Budget 2022?
  • If you were designing the budget, what would you like to see to create jobs and grow Canada’s economy?
  • What is one idea you have for how the federal government can help you or your community?
  • Which of the following is the biggest financial concern for you?

It then asks more individual questions, such as the impact COVID-19 has had on your employment and earnings, where you live, your age, your gender, other identifying characteristics, and in what capacity you are completing the survey (individual, business owner, charity representative, etc.).

Alternatively, you can make formal submissions.

Consultations are open until February 25, 2022.

Noteworthy is provided for general information purposes and does not constitute legal or professional advice. Every organization’s circumstances are unique. Before acting on the basis of information contained in this blog, readers should consult with a qualified lawyer for advice specific to their situation.

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