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Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Harpers idea of economic prudence - phuking taxpayers

Ottawa spent $14.8-million on the Canada’s Economic Action Plan campaign in 2012-13.

Government spends millions on ads for 'Economic Action Plan' that ended two years ago

Taxpayers spent $14.8-million last year promoting “Canada’s Economic Action Plan,” a catchphrase first created by the Conservative government to promote stimulus spending that ended nearly two years ago.

A report on ad spending obtained by The Globe and Mail shows last year’s totals came in about $5-million higher than what Treasury Board had previously listed as the approved advertising budget. The Conservative government faces continued criticism this year that it is pushing the boundaries of self-promotion at taxpayer expense, spending $2.5-million to advertise a job grant that does not yet exist and recently launching a weekly video of Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s activities.

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