The Student Budget Consultation is a civic education and financial literacy program for high school students across Canada. The process gives young people an opportunity to learn about government and public policy, debate varying viewpoints and offer their own opinion on the priorities of the federal budget.

Learn

learn

Finance Minister Joe Oliver leads a non-partisan video tutorial outlining the concepts of revenues, expenditures, surplus, deficit and debt.
 
 
 
 
Debate

debate

Representatives from major national stakeholder groups share their priorities and discuss what they would like the government to do with the budget surplus.
 
 
 
 
Debate

compare

Political party representatives – Thomas Mulcair, Justin Trudeau, Elizabeth May and Andrew Saxton – offer their perspectives on the budget and the surplus for comparison.
 
 
 
Consult

consult

Complete an online or paper-based survey with your opinions to be shared with national media and the Minister of Finance, and compare your opinions to others from across the country.
 
 

register