As Canadians anxiously wait to see if Finance Minister Jim Flaherty’s 2010 budget plan will generate more jobs, reduce or increase taxes, cut or enhance valued social programs, CBC News is on the ground in Ottawa preparing to cover every angle on CBC Television, CBC Radio One, CBC News Network and CBCNews.ca.
On Thursday, March 4, CBC News chief correspondent Peter Mansbridge, Amanda Lang, Evan Solomon, Mark Kelley, Kathleen Petty and Alison Smith provide comprehensive coverage of the budget across all media platforms. Turn to CBC News for on-the-ground reaction and analysis from the public and private sectors, as well as key political players, and find out how the financial changes will affect the economic health of all Canadians.
Live Coverage of the 2010 Federal Budget:
Canadians can watch CBC Television and CBC News Network with CBC News chief correspondent Peter Mansbridge, who will be joined by Amanda Lang and the esteemed At Issue Panel, including Andrew Coyne, Chantal Hébert and Allan Gregg. CBC News Network carries live coverage from 3:30 to 5 p.m. ET, while CBC Television’s coverage begins at 4 p.m. ET.
Beginning at 4 p.m., on CBC Radio One, Kathleen Petty (The House) brings listeners coverage and analysis from Ottawa, with Chris Hall contributing. At 6 p.m. Alison Smith, in Ottawa, and Bernie McNamee, in Toronto, co-host THE WORLD AT SIX.
Tracking the budget online? Beginning at 4 p.m. ET CBCNews.ca/budget2010 carries a live video stream of the budget announcement. The special section also features a real-time play-by-play, with panel and audience participation, from 3:30 to 5 p.m. ET, staffed by CBCNews.ca reporters and columnists.
CBC News Network Prime Time:
POWER & POLITICS WITH EVAN SOLOMON at 5 p.m. ET/PT
On budget day, Evan Solomon hosts his show from the foyer of the House of Commons. He explores the political impact of Stephen Harper’s recalibration budget and whether it is a roadmap out of recession. Hear reactions from government and opposition politicians, lobby groups, economists and the show’s popular power panel.
LANG & O’LEARY EXCHANGE at 7 p.m. ET/PT
Amanda Lang and Kevin O’Leary look at the budget from a business point-of-view, getting the perspectives of CEOs, investors and taxpayers.
CONNECT WITH MARK KELLEY at 8 p.m. ET/PT
Join host Mark Kelley as he reports on what the budget says about creating new employment.
Visitors to the website will find a wide range of special features including a budget overview, a summary of how it affects all Canadians from families to couples, and students to seniors, reactions from various industry sectors and more. Seasoned political host Don Newman looks at the budget through the lens of his experience and tell us in his column why it is so important politically.
SPEECH FROM THE THRONE
On Wednesday, March 3, from 2 to 3:30 p.m. ET, CBC Television, CBC News Network and CBC Radio One bring viewers special coverage of the throne speech delivered by Governor General Michäelle Jean, while CBCNews.ca streams it live at CBC.ca/politics