Newspaper article The Canadian Press

The Canadian Press News Agency Plans Full Coverage of Today's Federal Budget

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

The Canadian Press News Agency Plans Full Coverage of Today's Federal Budget

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Canadian Press plans full coverage of fed bgt

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OTTAWA - Federal Finance Minister Jim Flaherty delivers his eighth budget today at about 4 p.m. ET, with a speech in the House of Commons.

No new spending programs are expected as the Conservative government continues its plan to balance the books by 2015, the year the next federal election is scheduled.

The Canadian Press plans full coverage of the event, with a broad range of stories, audio, photos, videos, graphics, special web content and more.

Coverage began today with an early budget advance story, along with video and photos. Broadcast copy and audio material have also moved, including voicers and actualities.

A budget lockup is being held 9:30 a.m. ET to 4 p.m. ET in a downtown Ottawa conference centre. Print copy and audio will move seconds after Flaherty begins his 4 p.m. ET speech in the House of Commons with an alert, urgent and writethru. Image content (graphics, photos, videos) will move shortly thereafter. …

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