2007 Federal Budget Information

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The following News Release or Speech has just been posted on the Finance Canada Site.

Ottawa, March 16, 2007


Shortly after the 2007 budget is tabled on March 19, 2007, at approximately 4:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time (EDT), all budget documents will be available free of charge on the Department of Finance website at www.fin.gc.ca.

Internet users will also be able to view multimedia budget presentations, including a live video broadcast of Minister of Finance Jim Flaherty delivering the budget speech in the House of Commons.

Toll-Free Information Line

Budget information will be available through the Government of Canada toll-free information line on March 19, 2007, from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. EDT, and on subsequent weekdays from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. EDT (across Canada):

1 800 O-Canada (1 800 622-6232)

TTY: 1 800 926-9105 (telecommunications device for the speech and hearing impaired/deaf)

Printed Documents

Printed copies of The Budget Plan will cost $26.50, including GST. The order form may be downloaded from the Department of Finance website at: www.fin.gc.ca/subs/subse.html.

Copies of The Budget Speech, The Budget in Brief and other budget documents will be available free of charge by calling 1 800 O-Canada or from the Department’s Distribution Centre:

Distribution Centre
Department of Finance
Room P-135, West Tower
300 Laurier Avenue West
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0G5
Phone: (613) 995-2855
Fax: (613) 996-0518
E-mail: services-distribution@fin.gc.ca

For further information, media may contact:

Chisholm Pothier
Press Secretary
Office of the Minister of Finance

David Gamble
Media Relations
Department of Finance

SOURCE: Dept of Finance


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