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January 20, 2023

Manitoba Government Announces Public Engagement for Budget 2023

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Public Invited to Help Shape Provincial Priorities for Upcoming Spring Budget: Friesen

The Manitoba government is inviting Manitobans to join telephone town hall engagement sessions and attend in-person public meetings to help inform Budget 2023, Finance Minister Cameron Friesen announced today.

“As the upcoming budget is prepared, our government remains committed to making life more affordable to Manitobans, while focusing on the creation of local jobs and providing health-care accessible to all,” said Friesen. “We’re listening to Manitoban families and want to hear from them. To permit as many individuals to contribute as possible, we’re inviting all Manitobans to participate in telephone town halls or in-person engagement sessions.”

In-person sessions will be held in late January and early February. Community meeting dates include:

  • Winnipeg – Jan. 30 at 6 p.m. (Winnipeg Convention Centre, Pan Am Room, 375 York Ave.);
  • Steinbach – Jan. 31 at 6 p.m. (Days Inn Steinbach, 75 PTH 12 North);
  • Brandon – Feb. 6 at 6 p.m. (Victoria Inn, 3550 Victoria Ave.); and
  • Thompson – Feb. 9 at 6 p.m. (Best Western Thompson Hotel & Suites, 205 Mystery Lake Rd.)

Regional telephone town halls will be held:

  • Winnipeg – Feb. 7 at 6 p.m.;
  • Rural – Feb. 8 at 5 p.m.; and
  • North – Feb. 8 at 6:30 p.m.

The minister noted participants are asked to pre-register and reserve a spot for an in-person meeting or sign up to receive a phone call for the telephone town hall at

The Manitoba government also invites Manitobans to participate in the online survey at Manitobans can also email comments and ideas to or mail written submissions to:

Minister of Finance c/o budget engagement

103 - 450 Broadway

Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 0V8

“Budget 2023 will focus on what Manitobans want most including affordability measures, quality health care, education, economic growth, and infrastructure investments,” said Friesen. “We invite all Manitobans to help prioritize investments in the upcoming budget.”

The province will release its full public engagement schedule along with the online survey at

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