Sport Matters Group Submission to the Standing Committee on Finance Pre-Budget Consultations

August 3, 2017

On 2 June 2017, the House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance launched its pre-budget consultations process for this year, and is inviting Canadians to participate in this important process. The process will result in a report to be tabled in the House of Commons in December 2017, and this report will be considered by the Minister of Finance as the 2018 federal budget is developed.

“The House Finance Committee’s pre-budget consultations process is a critical means by which Canadians are able to express their priorities for forthcoming budgets, and I’m pleased to be announcing the launch of the Committee’s consultations in advance of the 2018 budget,” said the Honourable Wayne Easter, P.C., M.P. for Malpeque and Chair of the House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance. “The pre-budget consultation process is a very important part of the Committee’s work, and Committee members are always impressed by the thoughtful and innovative proposals put forward by Canadians as potential budget measures.”

Consistent with last year’s theme of economic growth, and believing that more productive people and more productive and competitive businesses can lead to enhanced growth and prosperity, the Committee is interested in receiving written submissions and oral testimony on the topic of productivity and competitiveness. Specifically, the focus of submissions and testimony should be:

1. What federal measures would help Canadians to be more productive? 

For example, what education and training, health, housing, and labour market participation and mobility measures would help Canadians to be as productive as possible in their workplaces and their communities?

2. What federal measures would help Canadian businesses to be more productive and competitive? 

For example, what measures would help businesses to undertake research, innovation and commercialization, purchase advanced technology and equipment, invest in the training and development of their employees, participate in global value chains and increase their international market share?

The deadline for written submissions to the Committee was Friday, 4 August 2017 at 11:59 p.m.

Read Sport Matters Group's submission here: