March 16, 2011 08:00 ET

Deloitte Tax Specialists Available Across Canada for Federal Budget Commentary

Insight and reaction available on wide range of tax issues and how they will impact Canadian business, individuals and the economy

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - March 16, 2011) - From corporate and personal tax cuts to reducing the deficit. From RRSPs and TFSAs to the proposed changes to the Canada Pension Plan. From how focused immigration will help drive innovation and entrepreneurship to how the HST places Canadian businesses on a level playing field internationally ─ Deloitte tax leaders can discuss which measures should be included in the budget to ensure the future prosperity of the country and how the budget will affect business and individual taxpayers across Canada.

They will also be able to provide candid insight on a wide range of economic and business issues over the next few days:

Pre-budget interviews (Today through March 22)

Deloitte tax leaders across the country are available today through March 22 to provide media with commentary and analysis on these and other tax and federal budget-related issues.

Interviews during federal budget lock-up

(Starting at 11am through 4pm EDT on March 22)

National Deloitte spokespeople John Hutson (National Tax Marketplace Leader) and Albert Baker (National Tax Policy Leader) will attend the federal budget lock-up and will be available to provide commentary, analysis and interviews to media during the federal budget lock-up on budget day.

Interviews immediately following budget lock-up

(Starting at 4pm EDT in Ottawa on March 22)

The Deloitte lock-up participants listed above will be available to provide commentary, analysis and interviews immediately following the budget lock-up in Ottawa at 4pm EDT. They will also be available to participate in live budget shows.

Post-budget interviews with regional tax specialists across the country

(Starting at 4:30pm EDT on March 22 and all day March 23)

Regional tax specialists will be available across the country to participate in budget shows and interviews on March 22 (starting at 4:30pm EDT) and throughout the day on March 23. They will also be available to discuss a wide range of issues pertaining to their region's and province's business and tax environment.

About Deloitte's tax policy vision

Deloitte's tax policy vision and its recommendations to the Honourable Jim Flaherty, Minister of Finance are available at

About Deloitte Canada's tax practice

Deloitte works with governments, industry, and clients around the world to contribute to well-functioning markets and economies. As Canada's largest tax practice, we are focused on understanding the key drivers of economic prosperity, including productivity, competitiveness, and innovation. We believe that tax policy is a powerful policy instrument, and as such, we are committed to fostering a public policy discussion with Canadians concerned with improving our nation's global competitiveness. For further information on Deloitte's tax practice, visit Deloitte provides a full suite of tax services to public and privately owned clients from 44 offices across Canada. Known for its industry-leadership, Deloitte's Canadian tax practice was named a 2011 tier one tax practice by the International Tax Review for the second consecutive year. With an integrated global tax practice operating in more than 150 countries, Deloitte delivers the best of both worlds: World-class capability and deep local knowledge to assist clients wherever they operate.

About Deloitte

Deloitte, one of Canada's leading professional services firms, provides audit, tax, consulting, and financial advisory services through more than 7,600 people in 57 offices. Deloitte operates in Québec as Samson Bélair/Deloitte & Touche s.e.n.c.r.l. Deloitte & Touche LLP, an Ontario Limited Liability Partnership, is the Canadian member firm of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited. Deloitte refers to one or more of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited, a UK private company limited by guarantee, and its network of member firms, each of which is a legally separate and independent entity. Please see for a detailed description of the legal structure of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited and its member firms.

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