While Alberta’s economy is on the road to recovery, the government said in late February there’s no change to the projected $10.8-billion deficit this year.
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iNews880 will have extensive coverage of the budget online and on-air Thursday. Here is how we plan to cover Alberta Budget 2017:
Watch live online
Ceci will stand in the legislature to deliver the budget shortly after 3 p.m. MT Thursday. His speech will be streamed live online in this story page.
Reporter Scott Johnston will be in government lockup and will bring you full details of budget 2017 as soon as Ceci begins his speech shortly after 3 p.m. MT. Newscasts starting at 3:30 p.m. MT will include extensive budget stories. iNews880 will give you the major points of the budget in every newscast, with the most up-to-date details every 15 minutes.
Digital journalist Kirby Bourne will be using Facebook Live to broadcast opposition party scrums after the budget is outlined. Watch those on the 630 CHED Facebook page.
Experts weigh in
Wildrose leader Brian Jean will join the 630 CHED Afternoon News with J’Lyn Nye and Andrew Grose at 4:20. Then finance minister Joe Ceci will be on at 4:50 p.m. You can listen live at 630ched.com.
These interviews will also be available in their entirety in the Alberta Budget 2017 story shortly after they air.
Listen live to iNews880’s Alberta Budget 2017 coverage at iNews880.com.
– With files from Caley Ramsey, Global News