Northcoast MLA Bill Belsey has been elected chair of an important finance committee. The ‘Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Operations’ recently held public consultations in Prince Rupert, and is currently hearing from British Columbians in the interior. It wants to find out what spending priorities should be for the 2005 budget, as well as how to spend this year’s expected surplus of $865-million.
Mr. Belsey was selected as chair of the committee when after former chair, Brenda Locke, was appointed to cabinet.
“Already we’ve heard some interesting ideas that will all go into the mix when we make our recommendations to the Finance Minister,” said Mr. Belsey.
There will be no consultation on the islands – but you can write directly to them via email: FinanceCommittee@leg.bc.ca or fax to 250-356-8172.
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