Canada Doesn’t Have a Citizens Budget. It Should. | Policy Magazine

Published: 16 April 2024

April 14, 2024 | In Policy Magazine's Emerging Voices series each year, Max Bell School MPPs are invited to write articles on issues important to them. In the second article for 2024, Adrita Rahman stresses the importance of a simplified, accessible budget document that allows all Canadians to understand how their tax dollars are allocated. Adrita Rahman is a Master of Public Policy candidate at the Max Bell School of Public Policy at McGill University. Adrita is passionate about using evidence and data to inform and shape health and environmental policies that address the needs and rights of marginalized and vulnerable groups.

"A citizens budget is a simpler, shorter, less technical version of the official fiscal budget, made by the government for its people. It presents the government’s spending program in simple, accessible language so that people know where their tax dollars are going and why."

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