Chilliwack’s input sought for Tory budget

Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon MP Mark Strahl is encouraging Chilliwack residents to take part in pre-budget consultations online.

Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon MP Mark Strahl is encouraging Chilliwack residents to take part in pre-budget consultations online.

A website for submissions at http://www.fin.gc.ca/prebudget-prebudgetaire/1-eng.asp was launched Monday by Finance Minister Jim Flaherty.

“I’m encouraging my constituents to share their views on how we can continue to deliver responsible economic management through our budgetary policies,” Strahl said in a news release.

Cross-country consultation with the finance minister will start in the new year with venues and details to be announced at a later date.

Strahl said the goal of the 2012 budget is “to ensure that Canada continues to implement policies that have allowed us to out-perform our major trading partners, and that we secure a prosperous future for all Canadians.”

He said Canada will lead developed nations in economic growth this year and next, according to the International Monetary Fund.

Forbes magazine ranked Canada as the best place in the world for business to grow and create jobs, he said, and the World Economic Forum rated Canada’s banking system as the world’s soundest  with five banks named to Bloomberg’s list of the strongest financial institutions, more than any other country.

Canada is also the only developed country to recover all jobs lost during the recession, Strahl said.

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