Ottawa, February 16, 2005

Archived - 2005 Federal Budget Information

Archived information

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Web Site

Shortly after the 2005 budget is tabled on February 23 at approximately 4:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST), all budget documents will be available free of charge on the Department of Finance Web site at

Internet users will also be able to view multimedia budget presentations, including a live video broadcast of Minister of Finance Ralph Goodale delivering the budget speech in the House of Commons.

Toll-Free Information Line

Budget information will be available through the Government of Canada toll-free information line on February 23, 2005, from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. Eastern time, and on subsequent weekdays from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. (across Canada).

For more information:

1 800 O-Canada (1 800 622-6232)

TTY: 1 800 465-7735 (telecommunications device for the speech and hearing impaired/deaf)

Printed Documents

Printed copies of The Budget Plan will cost $26.75, including GST. Copies of The Budget Speech, The Budget in Brief and other budget documents will be available free of charge from the Department's Distribution Centre or by calling 1 800 O-Canada:

Distribution Centre

Department of Finance Canada
Room P-135, West Tower
300 Laurier Avenue West
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0G5
Phone: (613) 995-2855
Fax: (613) 996-0518
E-mail :

For further information:

David Gamble
Public Affairs and Operations Division
(613) 996-8080

Pat Breton
Press Secretary
Office of the Minister of Finance
(613) 996-7861

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