CTV News to Provide Cross Platform Budget Coverage

CTV's budget coverage will air across multiple networks including the CTV News Channel and BNN. © CTV CTV's budget coverage will air across multiple networks including the CTV News Channel and BNN.

CTV National News' Lisa LaFlamme leads team of reporters and experts through live super-simulcast coverage across CTV's news networks.

CTV News is positioning itself as the source of federal budget information for Canadians, as Canada’s most-watched news organisation delivers a comprehensive look at what matters most in 'Budget 2015'.

Kicking off at 4pm ET, this national super-simulcast broadcast, anchored by CTV National News' Lisa LaFlamme, airs live on CTV, CTV News Channel, CTV GO, and open to everyone for viewing on CTVNews.ca and in the CTV News GO apps.

From the steep decline of oil prices and fragile international economic recovery to diminishing momentum in key emerging economies like China and India, BUDGET 2015 tables all of the issues and offers analysis on how the new federal budget affects Canadians across the country. Joining LaFlamme in Toronto is CTV News’ Chief Financial Commentator Pattie Lovett-Reid, along with CTV’s Ottawa Bureau Chief Robert Fife and CTV News’ Craig Oliver from Parliament Hill. The special also features a slate of guest commentators, including tax expert Tim Cestnick providing an examination of what the federal budget means for Canadian families, as well as Paul Franklin, Edmonton veterans advocate and President and CEO of The Franklin Foundation, with a look at how the budget will affect those who have served in Canada’s military.

Online, Canadians can head to CTVNews.ca/budget to read advance analysis of what is known so far about Finance Minister Joe Oliver’s plans for the federal budget. As it is unveiled, CTVNews.ca will provide instant analysis of Ottawa’s latest financial measures from the lockup. Visitors are also invited to watch live as the Finance Minister rises in the House to outline his plans.

In addition to reporting live from Parliament Hill, BNN has assembled a panel of top industry specialists across varying disciplines to help viewers navigate the budget at 3:30 p.m. ET. Included on the panel are John Manley, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Canadian Council of Chief Executives, Carole Taylor, former B.C. Finance Minister, and Jack Mintz, Director of The School of Public Policy, University of Calgary. In addition to offering a wide range of exclusive stories and videos, livestreams of both BNN’s budget special and Minister Oliver’s budget reading from the House of Commons will be open to everyone for viewing on BNN.ca and in the BNN GO apps.

Immediately following 'Budget 2015' at 5pm ET, Don Martin hosts a special federal budget edition of Power Play on CTV News Channel.

The following morning beginning at 6am ET, viewers can turn to 'Canada AM' for an interview with Finance Minister Joe Oliver, along with further analysis from Lovett-Reid on how the budget will impact Canadians.