Federal Pre-budget consultations: House Finance Committee to Start Early
09 June 2009
The House of Commons Finance committee will once again conduct public pre-budget consultations. The rumoured theme for the 2009-10 consultations is “Sustainable Economy”. It is my understanding that witnesses must file with the Clerk by July 31 their intention to participate and actual submissions are due August 14, 2009.
For many witnesses, the consultations are the core of their federal budget advocacy campaign. In fact, these consultations are only one small component. H&K has worked on a number of successful campaigns – the key is to remain tenacious and to consider multiple approaches. Over the summer, H&K will assist clients develop comprehensive communications’ strategies, including preparing for the pre-budget consultations and beyond. Please don’t hesitate to contact me for a complimentary copy of H&K’s presentation on Tips: Appearing Before the House of Commons Finance Committee.