Global National Coverage of Federal Budget

Global News announced today that it will present a live, 30 minute, commercial-free news special revealing the details of the federal government’s 2011 budget.  

The special, anchored by Global National’s Dawna Friesen, will air from 4:00pm to 4:30pm ET, Tuesday March 22 and will feature comprehensive coverage from its correspondents along with several key financial experts.  

Global National will follow up the budget special with a recap in its 5:30pm newscast (6:30pm in the Maritimes), which is scheduled to include a live interview with the Minister of Finance, Jim Flaherty.

“The interest in this budget is intense,” says Troy Reeb, Vice President, Global News for Shaw Media.  “The fate of the Conservative government could hang in the balance so we are covering this story from every possible angle — how it will impact the day-to-day lives of Canadians, the possible ramifications for Parliament, dealing with the deficit, political reaction from all parties and more.”


Financial experts providing insight into the March 22nd budget include:


– Derek Burleton, Vice President and Deputy Chief Economist, TD Bank Financial Group

– Pascal Gauthier, Senior Economist, TD Bank Financial Group

– Pedro Antunes, Director – National and Provincial Forecast, The Conference Board of Canada

– Ian Lee, Sprott School of Business, Carleton University

– Bruce Flexman (Chair, Tax Policy Committee), The Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants Economist, 

– Sylvain Schetagne, Canadian Labour Congress

Global News online coverage will be equally extensive. will feature a livestream of the budget special along with its own exclusive reports from inside the media lock-up.

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