CTV News Presents FEDERAL BUDGET 2019, Led by Chief Anchor Lisa LaFlamme, March 19 at 4 p.m. ET on CTV and CTV News Channel

— March 18, 2019

– BNN Bloomberg delivers a unique slate of federal budget coverage focusing on Canadian investors, hosted by Jon Erlichman –
– Live federal budget coverage is also available for live streaming at CTVNews.ca and BNNBloomberg.ca –

TORONTO (March 18, 2019) – CTV News is Canada’s home for the country’s most comprehensive coverage of the federal budget, as its FEDERAL BUDGET 2019 special airs tomorrow (Tuesday, Mar. 19) at 4 p.m. ET on CTV and CTV News Channel. Led by CTV NATIONAL NEWS’ Chief Anchor and Senior Editor Lisa LaFlamme, the special will also be streamed live at CTVNews.ca and the CTV News app. CTV News’ FEDERAL BUDGET 2019 keeps Canadians up-to-date as the Trudeau government unveils its fourth budget since its election in 2015, and the last before this fall’s federal election. Finance Minister Bill Morneau will introduce the budget, which is expected to put a focus on prescription drug costs, skills training for workers, and helping millennials break into the housing market. Joining LaFlamme throughout the broadcast is CTV News’ top team of reporters and analysts:
  • CTV News’ Chief Financial Commentator Patricia Lovett-Reid contributes from Toronto, alongside Chief Political Commentator Craig Oliver
  • CTV News Ottawa Bureau Chief Joyce Napier provides live budget updates from the foyer at Parliament Hill
  • POWER PLAY host Don Martin provides analysis live from CTV’s Ottawa bureau
  • CTV National Affairs Correspondent Omar Sachedina reports on budget highlights and delivers reaction from various stakeholders gathered on Parliament Hill
  • CTV Calgary’s Tara Nelson and CTV Halifax’s Steve Murphy provide immediate reactions from across the country
  • Tax expert Tim Cestnick returns to break down how the federal budget will affect Canadians
POWER PLAY Immediately following FEDERAL BUDGET 2019, full budget coverage continues on POWER PLAY with Don Martin. CTV News Channel’s marquee political program begins at 5 p.m. ET, delivering interviews with Finance Minister Bill Morneau and reaction from the federal opposition parties. Also joining Martin are some of the country’s key financial commentators to provide their analysis on what the 2019 budget holds for Canadians. CTVNews.ca As it is unveiled, CTVNews.ca delivers live streaming coverage of Finance Minister Morneau’s fiscal plan for 2019. Additionally, CTVNews.ca deconstructs the budget, providing expert analysis and reaction on what the new fiscal plan will mean for Canadian families. Canadians are invited to follow along as the site delivers dedicated coverage on all relevant social media platforms, including Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. BNN Bloomberg Beginning at 3:30 p.m. ET, BNN Bloomberg delivers its own FEDERAL BUDGET 2019 special hosted by Jon Erlichman, who is joined by a panel of top industry specialists to analyze the budget. Included on the panel are Frances Donald, Head of Macroeconomic Strategy, Manulife Asset Management; Sean Speer, Munk Senior Fellow for fiscal policy, Macdonald-Laurier Institute; and Nicole Verkindt, CEO, OMX. BNN Bloomberg’s Greg Bonnell is on the ground in Ottawa reporting on the budget’s details and delivering reaction from Parliament Hill. At 5:30 p.m. ET, BNN Bloomberg serves up the half-hour special FEDERAL BUDGET REVIEW hosted by Jon Erlichman, exploring the contents of the latest federal budget and what it means for Canadian investors and the economy. Erlichman is joined by former Finance Minister John Manley and former Conservative Party interim leader Rona Ambrose to deliver comprehensive analysis.

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