Excerpt from the Official Report of


May 16, 2019

Have Your Say in the 2020 BC Budget!

The Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services is one of ten permanent parliamentary committees established to undertake business on behalf of the Legislative Assembly. It is currently made up of seven MLAs from government and the official opposition. The committee is mandated by the Budget Transparency and Accountability Act, to hold a budget consultation and report on the results. The Act also requires the Minister of Finance to release a budget consultation paper which is referred to the committee. The paper outlines key issues and how British Columbians can share their views.

Tell us what you think. From an online survey to hand written letters, there are many ways for British Columbians to provide input on the next provincial budget. There are also opportunities to speak directly to the committee in communities throughout the province.

Your ideas will inform the recommendations the committee makes for the next provincial budget. Your input and the committee’s recommendations will be summarized in a report that will be publicly released in late July/early August. The next provincial budget will be presented on the third Tuesday of February 2020.


Online registration for public hearings opens Monday, May 27 at 9:00 a.m. Please see our Public Hearing Schedule for a full list of locations and times.

The opportunity to make a written, audio or video submission, or complete the online survey will be available beginning June 3, 2019, in conjunction with the release of the budget consultation paper.

The deadline for all input is Friday, June 28 at 5:00 p.m.

To receive updates on the consultation, email FinanceCommittee@leg.bc.ca to be added to our email distribution list.

Saturday, November 16, 2019 - 12:00pm - 4:30pm