Lauzon invites public to pre-budget consultations in Cornwall, Morrisburg

MP Guy Lauzon listens to the public in his last federal finances-related consultation at The Ramada Inn, in October 2017. At the time, local business owners vented considerable fury at plans by Liberal Finance Minister Bill Morneau to increase taxes on small corporations — part of a national backlash. The Trudeau government significantly watered down its plans as a result. Lauzon will take input on Morneau's newest upcoming effort, the 2018 federal budget, Feb. 2 at The Ramada and The McIntosh Country Inn. Zandbergen photo

MORRISBURG — Local public discussions on the shape of the upcoming federal budget are slated at back-to-back sessions Feb. 2 in Cornwall and Morrisburg.

The annual “pre-budget consultations” kick off 8 a.m. at The Ramada Inn (805 Brookdale Ave.) followed by an 11 a.m. start at the McIntosh Country Inn (12495 County Rd. 2).

Stormont-Dundas-South Glengarry MP Guy Lauzon invites residents of the electoral district to voice their suggestions on what direction the Trudeau government should head in and where they feel that tax payer dollars are best spent. All suggestions will be recorded and a report will then be delivered directly to the Minister of Finance.

“It’s important that the voices and specific needs of the residents of Stormont-Dundas-South Glengarry are heard and taken into consideration when laying out the priorities in Budget 2018,” says Lauzon, a member of the Conservative Official Opposition. “The Minister of Finance needs to hear directly from the people on the ground, what it is that truly matters most to Canadians.”

Those interested in participating are asked to RSVP by email (guy.lauzon@parl.gc.ca) or by phone (613-937-3331).

 

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