Finance and Treasury Board
Pre-budget consultation process for the 2021-22 budget
11 January 2021

New Brunswickers are invited to participate in the pre-budget consultation process for the 2021-22 budget.
“The COVID-19 pandemic has been a challenge for everyone and has made us look at doing things differently,” said
Finance and Treasury Board Minister Ernie Steeves. “As we launch the 2021-22 pre-budget consultation period, the
public is invited to share their views on how we can build a lasting and sustainable recovery that will support a better
future for all New Brunswickers.”
Members of the public have until Feb 11 to participate in an online survey or to send their comments and feedback by
email to wwwfin@gnb.ca.

A pre-budget consultation document has been prepared which provides context on the challenges facing the province,
contains current financial information, and lists the following questions related to the government’s top six priorities:
 In which areas should the government prioritize investments to make you healthier?
 What tools and resources are needed to support the advancement of our education system and the success of
our students?
 How can private sector investment be stimulated such that it will support a stronger, more resilient economy?
 What should the government focus on to improve local governance and support the growth of vibrant and
sustainable communities?
 Where should the government prioritize its efforts in protecting the environment and addressing the impact of
climate change?
 What services can be moved online to reduce costs and increase flexibility for New Brunswickers?

“Our 2021-22 budget will reflect the time we live in,” said Steeves. “The decisions we make as a government and as a
province must take into consideration the impact of the pandemic, the need to support an economic recovery and fiscal
responsibility.”