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.
630 CHED 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.
Shortly after Ceci begins outlining the new budget, 630 CHED will have an extensive article on our homepage outlining the budget in its entirety. Look for that and a separate story outlining opposition response. Those will be updated through the afternoon, check back for the latest details.
The first few minutes of Ceci’s speech will also be carried live on 630 CHED. After that afternoon anchor Eileen Bell will highlight some of the main points. Reporter Scott Johnston will be in government lockup and will bring you an extended report shortly after. Listen live at 630ched.com.
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 to both interviews live at 630ched.com.
These interviews will also be available in their entirety in the Alberta Budget 2017 story shortly after they air.
– With files from Caley Ramsey, Global News