NEWS
02/14/2014 01:45 EST | Updated 04/16/2014 05:59 EDT

Jim Flaherty in Vancouver to talk 'search and rescue' tax break

Federal Finance Minister Jim Flaherty is in Vancouver to highlight a 2014 budget measure supporting search and rescue volunteers.

Flaherty will speaking at 11 a.m. PT/2 p.m. ET. CBCNews.ca will livestream his remarks.

- On mobile? Watch Flaherty's announcement here 

This year's budget introduced a new Search and Rescue Volunteers tax credit, available to those who perform at least 200 hours of service during a year. It offers a 15 per cent non-refundable tax credit on an amount of $3,000 for ground, air and marine search and rescue volunteers.

Flaherty will also likely field a number of questions from the media about income splitting, amid the brouhaha that erupted following his seemingly off-the-cuff remarks on Wednesday suggesting the government might back away from that election promise.