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Thursday, January 28, 2016

Province looking for public input on this year's budget

Finance minister Randy Delorey is taking your calls.

Posted By on Thu, Jan 28, 2016 at 2:17 PM


This should go well.

Starting immediately, the Nova Scotian public can share their thoughts with the Liberal government about this year’s provincial budget and how to shape future budgets, taking part in what will assuredly be a discussion marked by polite decorum.

“I want Nova Scotians to share their ideas on how to restore the province's fiscal health," writes Finance and Treasury Board minister Randy Delorey in a press release. "Getting to more sustainable finances will give us a solid foundation to make investments that mean the most to Nova Scotians in the years to come. I encourage you to take advantage of the various ways you can participate. I hope to hear from you."

Now, it’s unlikely that you, your loved ones, your coworkers, your friends or literally anyone on the street who you’ll pass today has any strong feelings about where the government should put its money. You’re probably too busy working on films in another province, or reenacting Silent Hill at the VG.

But if you do have a few minutes to spare, Delorey will host two interactive video question-and-answer sessions on Monday, February 1 (at 3:45pm) and Wednesday, February 10 (at 7pm) which will be broadcast live. Questions can be submitted over Twitter and Facebook, and the minister promises to answer “as many as possible.”

The sessions can be watched at the province’s Facebook page.

Other ways you can yell at the provincial government include through email (, by phoning 1-844-358-7514 (starting Monday) or tweeting at @NSFinance.

Just like that.

The deadline to provide feedback is February 26. More budget info can be found right here.

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