Budget 2013 Consultations
Many of you may already be aware that the Alberta government is soliciting public input on budget priorities for next year. The following information is provided by the Alberta government. Please consider participating so that children and adults with developmental disabilities and their families can be assured the services and programs they require will be adequately funded.
What would you like to see in Budget 2013? What trade-offs would you make to see your priorities get the attention you feel they deserve?
What would you do if you were Finance Minister?
Those are the kinds of questions the Government of Alberta is asking people in a public consultation designed to identify Albertans? priorities for Budget 2013. There are multiple ways Albertans can participate:
Take the Budget 2013 survey (deadline is October 31) – https://surveys3.praxis.ca/goa_dollarsandsense_2012/
or view the printable version (pdf) at: http://finance.alberta.ca/business/budget/Budget-2013-Consultation-Survey-print-version.pdf
Please note: the online survey is optimized for Internet Explorer.
Attend a public open house in your region (various locations October 4 – 13) – see list below
If there are priorities that we haven?t mentioned or you want to provide more detail, you can also provide a written submission by October 31, 2012 to:
Alberta Treasury Board and Finance
5th floor, Oxbridge Place
9820 – 106 Street
About the budget
There is a lot more to developing a provincial budget than revenues and expense, deficits and surpluses. The budget reflects the government?s financial plan to support the programs, services and infrastructure that Albertans need and want.
There are almost four million Albertans and they don?t all share the same view of what the government?s priorities should be. The challenge for government is to strike the right balance among competing priorities and do what is best overall for the province.
Consulting with Albertans is one of first steps toward developing a new budget.
If you are interested in participating, RSVP to: firstname.lastname@example.org and indicate which consultation listed below that you plan to attend.
Red Deer – Thursday, October 11
3 p.m. ? 5 p.m.
Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites
37471 Highway 2 South
Red Deer County, AB
Grande Prairie – Friday, October 12
9:30 a.m. ? 11:30 a.m.
Holiday Inn Suites Grande Prairie
Conference Centre, Salon A
9816 – 107th Street
Grande Prairie, AB
Fort McMurray – Friday, October 12
2 p.m. ? 4 p.m.
The Stonebridge Fort McMurray Hotel
9713 Hardin Street
Fort McMurray, AB