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BC Finance Committee visits Castlegar for Budget 2020 consultation

The Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services, a parliamentary committee of the legislative assembly, will hold a public hearing in Castlegar on Tuesday, June 11, 2019, as part of its Budget 2020 consultation.

The committee invites British Columbians to meet with the committee to share their priorities and ideas on what should be in the next provincial budget.

The public hearing will take place at the Sandman Hotel Castlegar (1944 Columbia Ave.), Kootenay Room, from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. British Columbians can participate in person or by teleconference. Registration to reserve a time with the committee opens Monday, May 27, 2019, at 9 a.m. via the committee's website:

Teleconference opportunities can be requested by calling: 250 356-2933 or 1 877 428-8337 (toll-free in B.C.)

The committee will also provide opportunities to share written input, make an audio or video submission, or fill out a survey via its website beginning Monday, June 3.

The consultation closes at 5 p.m. (Pacific time) on Friday, June 28. The committee intends to release its report on the consultation in late July or early August. For more details on the consultation, including the full public hearing schedule, visit the committee's website:

Members of the committee are:

* Bob D'Eith, MLA Maple Ridge-Mission (chair)

* Dan Ashton, MLA Penticton (deputy chair)

* Doug Clovechok, MLA Columbia River-Revelstoke

* Rich Coleman, MLA Langley East

* Mitzi Dean, MLA Esquimalt-Metchosin

* Ronna-Rae Leonard, MLA Courtenay-Comox

* Nicholas Simons, MLA Powell River-Sunshine Coast