Jan 26


The province’s mid-year financial report and economic outlook released in Dec. 2020 projected a revised deficit of $2.048 billion for the current 2020-21 fiscal year, which would be the highest deficit in Manitoba history. As we move into 2021, the provincial government is inviting Manitobans to help shape the upcoming budget. There are many ways to participate:

1) VIRTUAL MEETINGS: Due to COVID-19 public health orders that restrict gathering sizes, Honourable Scott Fielding, Minister of Finance, will host four telephone town halls and four virtual engagement sessions in late January and early February. Register here: Budget 2021 | EngageMB

Telephone town halls: 

  • Tuesday, Jan. 26 at 6:30 p.m. for Winnipeg-area residents;
  • Thursday, Jan. 28 at 6:30 p.m. for northern Manitobans;
  • Monday, Feb. 1 at 6:30 p.m. for Winnipeg-area residents; and
  • Wednesday, Feb. 3 at 6 p.m. for rural Manitobans.

Virtual meetings:

  • Wednesday, Jan. 27 at 6:30 p.m. for rural Manitobans;
  • Tuesday, Feb. 2 at 6:30 p.m. English-French bilingual session;
  • Wednesday, Feb. 3 at 7:30 p.m. for northern Manitobans; and
  • Thursday, Feb. 4 at 6:30 p.m. for Winnipeg-area residents.

2) Budget survey online: https://engagemb.ca/budget-2021

3) Email comments/ideas: budget2021@gov.mb.ca.

4) Mail written submissions to:

Minister of Finance

c/o Budget Consultations

103-450 Broadway Winnipeg, MB R3C 0V8