Government Budget Consultations Begin Tonight in Halifax
Tell them to protect and strengthen public services!
Investment in the public service keeps our communities and our economy strong.
The government is beginning a round of public consultations on their next budget which is likely to be released in April.
The first one is being held tonight in Halifax:
Halifax, Jan. 20, Mount Saint Vincent University, 166 Bedford Hwy., Rosaria Multi-Purpose Room (R302)
Information sessions begin at 6pm and table discussions from 7-9pm
We encourage NSGEU members to attend this meeting if they live in the Metro area. Tell the government representatives at the meeting about the important work you do for Nova Scotians every day. Let them know the value of the services you provide.
You can also point out that public employees pay taxes and spend their money locally which supports the private sector in communities across the province. Investing in a strong public service supports the private sector and a healthy economy.
Meetings are also being held at seven (7) other locations and times across the province until Feb. 23:
- Stellarton, Jan. 22, Holiday Inn Express, 86 Lawrence Blvd.
- Wolfville, Jan. 26, Acadia University, Fountain Commons, 26 Crowell Dr.
- Yarmouth, Feb. 2, Rodd Grand Hotel, 417 Main St.
- Bridgewater, Feb. 5, Days Inn, 50 North St.
- Dartmouth, Feb. 10, NSCC Waterfront Campus, 80 Mawiomi Pl., Room 2726, Woodside Wing
- Amherst, Feb. 19, Amherst Regional High School, 190 Willow St., Cafeteria
- Sydney, Feb. 23, Kavanagh Room , Joan Harriss Cruise Pavilion, 60 Esplanade
All meetings begin with a come-and-go, open-house-style information session from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. From 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. there will be world-café-style table discussions. Participants can attend either or both.
You can also submit your general comments until Feb. 28 in English or French via email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by mail to:
Department of Finance and Treasury Board
Halifax, NS B3J 2N3
For more information about the budget sessions please visit: http://novascotia.ca/budget/.
You can read the Broten Tax Report at: Broten Report here
For our response to the Broten Tax Report: NSGEU response to Broten Report
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact NSGEU at email@example.com or by phone at 902-424-4063 toll-free at 1-877-556-7438
You can also join our Facebook group at https://www.facebook.com/nsgeu