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 current affairs, debate varying viewpoints about public policy and offer their own opinion on the priorities of the federal budget.

Learn

learn

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

debate

A high profile political panel debates major political issues impacting Canadians and the federal budget, such as youth employment, energy and the environment and what to do with a budget surplus.
 
Debate

compare

Political party representatives – Thomas Mulcair, Justin Trudeau, Elizabeth May and Andrew Saxton – offer their opinion on budget priorities 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.