Shortly after the 2008 budget is tabled on February 26, 2008, at approximately 4:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time (EDT), all budget documents will be available free of charge on this site.
You 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. In order to view the live video broadcast you will need to have Windows Media Player installed on your computer. For all other multimedia features you will need the Flash plug-in.
To view the PDFs you will need Adobe Acrobat Reader
Toll-Free Information Line
Budget information will be available through the Government of Canada toll-free information line on February 26, 2008, from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. EDT, and on subsequent weekdays from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. (local time 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 copies of The Budget Plan will cost $26.25, 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:
Department of Finance
Room P-135, West Tower
300 Laurier Avenue West
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0G5
Phone: (613) 995-2855
Fax: (613) 996-0518