A Global National Update - Global National Broadcasts Live, Half-Hour Special On Federal Budget Day

    "BUDGET 2007"

    Monday, March 19th at 4 p.m. ET/1 p.m. PT

    VANCOUVER, March 15 /CNW/ - While the Canadian government tables their
2007 Federal Budget, Kevin Newman and the Global National team will provide
Canadians with live analysis of the budget details, bringing real-world
perspective and insight on the major issues.
    Joining Newman on this half-hour special is Ottawa bureau chief Jacques
Bourbeau, and political correspondents Hannah Boudreau, Peter Harris and Ben
O'Hara-Byrne, who will focus on the budget results and reactions from the
Opposition. National Post's Don Martin and a team of analysts and financial
experts will deliver additional commentaries, breaking down the budget and
making them relevant to viewers. Is the Harper government going to cut taxes
to help Canadians? Will this budget be used as a spring board to an early
election campaign?
    Reporters Tara Nelson, Francis Silvaggio and Mike Armstrong will provide
local context, speaking directly to Canadians on how their lives will be
influenced by the government's budget decisions.
    The Global National newscast will follow at its regular scheduled time at
5:30 p.m. local.

    About Global National:
    Global National with Kevin Newman is Canada's most-watched national
newscast (www.globalnational.com). The multi-award-winning half-hour is
broadcast live seven days a week at 5:30 p.m. (6:30 p.m. in the Maritimes)
from its national news centre in Vancouver, B.C., with news bureaus and
correspondents in every major city in Canada, as well as Washington, D.C.
Global National provides an early evening national news alternative for
Canadians with a distinctive voice and approach to the day's top stories.

For further information:

For further information: Yvonne Chiang, (604) 422-6736,

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