Throughout the meeting, Leitao took questions from the public about issues like education and health.
He insisted more funds will be available for a variety of programs in the coming years, including for sustainable development and boosting public transit systems.
“We have met a number of groups that have told us what they expect, what they would like in the budget,” said Leitao.
“This was a new way of doing things, of consulting the student population of McGill, to see how we could improve the budget.”
Public consultations will continue over the coming weeks.