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Update: B.C. budget telephone town halls postponed to Feb. 7

Finance Minister Michael de Jong. - Submitted photo
Finance Minister Michael de Jong.
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Finance Minister Michael de Jong will be hosting a telephone town hall for residents in and around the Fraser Valley on Tuesday, Feb. 7 at 7 p.m., to get their input on the 2017 provincial budget.

The call was originally scheduled for Monday, Jan. 23, but was postponed due to unforeseen circumstances.

Communities receiving calls include: City of Langley, Langley Township, Aldergrove, Abbotsford, Agassiz, Chilliwack, Deroche, Dewdney, Harrison Hot Springs, Harrison Mills, Lake Errock, Maple Ridge and Mission.

The telephone town halls give British Columbians an opportunity to share their priorities for the provincial budget. Residents with landlines, and those who have signed up online with their mobile phone numbers, will receive a call just before 7 p.m. to join the one-hour conversation. The minister will take questions directly from callers and ask all participants to take part in a few poll questions that aim to get their priorities for the budget.

Residents with mobile phone numbers who want to participate must sign up on the budget conversation website: http://engage.gov.bc.ca/budget2017/

Other ways to provide feedback include: participating in open dialogue forums on housing affordability, government priorities and economic growth including the BC Jobs Plan; and submitting questions or comments to the minister.

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