MP Earl Dreeshen Seeks Local Input for Upcoming Federal Budget

January 18, 2012
(RED DEER) – MP Earl Dreeshen is asking local residents to make their voices heard in advance of the Harper government’s upcoming federal budget.
“We have been working hard to implement Canada’s Economic Action Plan and its job-creating measures. Already, the Plan has been a big boost to the economy. Indeed, Canada has created nearly 600,000 net new jobs in recent years – the best record for all G-7 countries,” said Dreeshen “However, the global economy remains challenging – especially in the United States and Europe. That’s why we need to stay squarely focused on jobs and economic growth.”

As a result, the federal government is consulting widely with Canadians across the country for ideas on how best to create jobs and grow the economy in the next budget, while keeping taxes low and returning to balanced budgets in the medium term.

Dreeshen is calling for all constituents who are interested in making their voice heard to send a submission to his constituency office. He will then compile the responses and present them to the Minister of Finance, the Honourable Jim Flaherty.

“I am a strong believer that the best ideas to help the economy in Red Deer and across Canada is the result of talking to people directly about what works and getting their input,” remarked Dreeshen. “Indeed, many of the ideas we heard in these pre-budget meetings in past years have been directly reflected in the actual federal budget.”

In order to ensure that all Canadians can participate in pre-budget consultations, the Harper government has also launched an online pre-budget consultation at www.fin.gc.ca. Submissions can be made up until January 27, 2012. Please send submissions to via email to earl.dreeshen.c1@parl.gc.ca or by mail to: 4315 - 55th Ave. Red Deer, AB T4N 4N7 -30-