10/28/2013 10:47 EDT | Updated 12/28/2013 05:12 EST

Finance Minister Flaherty speaks after meeting with economists

Finance Minister Jim Flaherty speaks with reporters as he meets with private-sector economists in Ottawa today. is carrying the news conference LIVE starting at 11 a.m. ET.

Earlier Monday, the Parliamentary Budget Office released its fall update, which predicts Flaherty is on track to balance the federal books by 2015 as forecast, despite an expected slowdown in the economy.

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