Department of Finance Canada to Release Annual Financial Report

Media advisory

The Department of Finance Canada will release the Annual Financial Report of the Government of Canada at approximately 11:00 a.m. ET on Friday, October 19, 2018.

The Annual Financial Report summarizes the Government’s financial results for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2018, including the budgetary balance. The Department is also releasing updated Fiscal Reference Tables, which provide annual data on the financial position of the federal, provincial-territorial and local governments.

The Department of Finance will be holding a technical briefing for the media prior to the release of the Annual Financial Report. The briefing will end when a designated Department of Finance official announces that the embargo is lifted, at approximately 11:00 a.m. Entry to the briefing room is restricted to journalists accredited through the Parliamentary Press Gallery.

Media wishing to attend the technical briefing should register at


Friday, October 19, 2018


James Michael Flaherty Building
90 Elgin Street 
Ottawa, Ontario

Times (all times local)

Recommended arrival: 9:45 a.m.
Embargoed reading begins: 10:00 a.m.

Embargo Procedures

Media should present themselves in the lobby of the James Michael Flaherty Building 15 minutes prior to the scheduled time.

Media will be asked to sign an undertaking to respect the embargo prior to being allowed entry into the briefing room. They will not be allowed to leave the briefing room at any time prior to the announcement of the lifting of the embargo.  

Department of Finance and Treasury Board Secretariat officials will be available to answer questions after a brief presentation at 10:30 a.m. The briefing is for background information only. Audio recording or video recording with audio of this briefing is strictly prohibited.

The embargo will be in place until the designated Department of Finance official announces it is lifted in the briefing room, at approximately 11:00 a.m.


Media may contact:

Media Relations
Department of Finance Canada

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